Socialist Worker

Rail workers

by Tony Collins
Issue No. 1891

MEMBERS of the RMT union working on Metronet, which controls two thirds of London Underground maintenance, voted by five to one for strike action over the sacking of six track workers.

The six were sacked after empty beer cans were found in a cabin in Farringdon station. Metronet has admitted that it has no evidence that the men were responsible for the cans-only that there was a possibility. The men proved negative in two drug and alcohol tests, and one of the six was never even tested. A 24-hour strike has been called for 12 March. It is essential that all tube workers support this action. Drivers should refuse to work on safety grounds during the strike.

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Sat 6 Mar 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1891
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