RMT Settles West London Service Control Dispute
TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that following a series of ACAS talks the Piccadilly and sub-surface lines control dispute has been settled and strike action due to start this Sunday evening has been called off.
Following extensive negotiations RMT has been able to secure agreements that protect earnings, employment, grading, career progression, training and the release time for union representatives.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
“RMT has now secured the assurances that we were seeking on the issues at the heart of this dispute that protect jobs, earnings, grading, career progression and union facilities..
“These are the same key service control staff who keep services running when demand is at a peak and they are the same staff who manage the problems when the lines are hit by breakdowns and failures and it is only right that they have now secured a just and fair settlement.
“I want to pay tribute to the hard work of our negotiators and the solidarity and determination of RMT members that has been instrumental in settling this dispute.”