This time around it’s those who work in the London Underground control centres who are threatening strike action over the fact that they’re being asked to move from Piccadilly to Hammersmith. They’re also angry that TfL are planning staffing cuts at the Service Control centre for the Jubilee Line.
Although the changes aren’t due to be implemented until 2017 staff (who are members of the RMT union) have already balloted in favour of going on strike against the changes however a definite date for the action has yet to be revealed.
The control centre staff are just the latest in a long run of London transport staff who are threatening strike action so close to the Olympic Games. First tube and bus drivers threatened action over a lack of pay for working during the Games and then it was the Boris Bike staff who threatened to walk out when they’re payment demands weren’t met.
One things for sure, when the strike action does go ahead it’s going to cause some real issues for us Londoners.