Piccadilly Line tube drivers on strike in July


LONDON: Tube drivers in London are to hold a 52-hour strike in a row over working conditions and staffing.
Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT) members on the Piccadilly Line will walk out between 21:00 BST on 11 July and 01:00 on 14 July.
The RMT said there had been “repeated problems” on the line including not enough drivers and an “ageing fleet”. Transport for London (TfL) urged the union to work “constructively” with it on the issues. The walk out will coincide with Donald Trump’s visit to the UK on 13 July.
About half a million passengers travel on the Piccadilly Line each day, with the route linking central London to Heathrow Airport.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said the union “had no option but to put on these strike dates” because of “the failure of LU management to get a grip”.