Unite the Union

Unite the Union

August 23, 2007 10:40 ET

Strike Dates Set At Metronet

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2007) - Members of Unite union working for failed privateer Metronet have set two three-day strikes.

The Tube maintenance staff will take strike action from 18:00 on Monday, September 3rd until 17:59 on Thursday September 6th. The second stoppage will be between 18:00 on Monday September 10th and 17:59 on Thursday September 13th.

The strikes will have a massive cumulative impact on Tube services on those lines Maintained by Metronet, but the spill-over effect will disrupt the entire network.

The strike action being taken by Unite is against the plans to cuts jobs and outsource up to a thousand more jobs to Bombardier.

Unite Assistant General Secretary, Jennie Bremner says,

"The administrator seems to be intent on continuing Metronet's failed policies which led to the company being taking into administration in the first place. Our hand has been forced and we will now be taking strike action against these job cuts and forced transfers. The proposals from Metronet's administrator is not in the interests of staff nor are they in the interests of the travelling public."

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