Socialist Worker

One-day strike set for Victoria line

Issue No. 2147

Tube drivers in the RMT union on London Underground’s Victoria Line are set to strike for 24 hours from 9pm on Tuesday of next week over the sacking of a worker.

The RMT members voted by 85 percent for action.

Glenroy Watson, a tube driver on the line and the chair of the RMT’s Finsbury Park branch, told Socialist Worker, “Our colleague was dismissed after a momentary lapse of concentration caused by fatigue.

“He opened the doors on the wrong side of the train for a tiny amount of time. Nobody noticed but he has been dismissed.

“The RMT has been demanding that the equipment that would prevent this, which is in place on every other line, should be introduced on the Victoria Line.

“We want to make sure that our colleague gets his job back and that all our passengers are safe.”

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