21 August 2014
From ASLEF: Members of ASLEF on London Underground’s Central line will strike this Friday 22 August in a dispute caused by the continued failure of management to adhere to agreements made with this trade union. The strike follows a vote of more than 90% in favour of industrial action. Finn Brennan, District 8 Organiser, said: ‘This dispute has been brought about by management intransigence on a range of issues, but at its heart is management’s refusal to treat drivers with the respect and dignity they deserve at work. Our members will not tolerate a situation where vulnerable people leave sickness review meetings in tears and drivers with years and years of good and long service are threatened with disciplinary action for a delay of 33 seconds in leaving a terminus. LUL is also cutting annual refresher training for drivers on the Central line by 20%.