United Kingdom - Piccadilly tube workers on strike - September 30, 2018

Tube workers on the London Piccadilly line will go on strike. After talks between management and the Rail, Maritime and Transport trade union broke down the union announced a 48-hour walkout, followed by a 5-hour strike later on. Main points of conflict are a perceived lack of dignity and respect towards the tube workers. For example, workers have been threatened with sacking for taking time off following issues such as suicides on the railway. They also worry about safety of the tube service. The impact of the strike will be well felt in London, as the Piccadilly line daily transports an average of 500.000 passengers.

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