RMT members vote for action on four Tube lines over trackside noise
RMT members working on four Tube lines have voted for industrial action over excessive noise on the track.
Members on the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria lines voted by more than 95% in favour of action short of a strike – a result the union says indicates the anger and frustration of driver members and their determination to secure the urgent and lasting improvements that are required.
The union’s executive will consider the result and ratchet up the pressure for further meetings with the company to look at a way forward with the union making it clear that it will have no hesitation in taking action if that is what it takes to protect the health and well-being of driver members.
General secretary Mick Cash said: “It is appalling that RMT driver members have had to resort to a ballot in order to force London Underground to take the issue of excessive track noise seriously.
“This is an issue that impacts not only on our members but on the travelling public as well and the union is absolutely determined to ensure that the company don’t drag their feet for a moment longer.
“We welcome the fact that union pressure has secured some progress but it has been too slow and our executive will be monitoring the situation and considering whatever further action may be required to ensure that the health of our members exposed to this barrage of noise night and day is given top priority.”
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