Tube workers at Unite, London’s biggest transport union, have voted in favour of industrial action in a ballot which closed last Monday 23rd of November. On a return of over 40%, Unite members voted to carry out action short of a strike. Unite, the biggest union in the UK with two million members, representing 500 workers across London Underground, has been seeking a negotiated settlement to this year’s pay claim since July, when talks were formally closed by the company with a ‘final’ offer.
John Morgan-Evans, Unite Regional Officer, said: “London Underground has chosen, through their failure to negotiate, to put the travelling public’s journey to work at risk of further disruption.” Besides he added “They have decided they do not want to take strike action but want to make their point with other forms of action. We need to see some genuine negotiation and agreement on the pay, terms and conditions issues which our members have identified as important. If we do not see that, we may be taking action before Christmas.”