Tube strikes on Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend: Unions try to sabotage celebrations as they announce walkout on Victoria, Jubilee AND Piccadilly lines on Friday June 3 – just a day after Her Majesty opened new Elizabeth line
- Strike action is being planned for the Underground on Platinum Jubilee weekend
- RMT union members may walk out of Euston and Green Park on Friday, June 3
- It is due to a ‘toxic working environment’ and allegations of bullying, union says
Underground staff part of the RMT Union planning to walk out of Euston and Green Park stations on Friday, June 3.
It is understood to be due to ‘toxic working environment’ and allegations of bullying.
Commuters queuing for tube trains at Green Park Tube Station in July 2015
Pictured, a sign at Paddington Station in London during a RMT union strike in March this year
The action will impact Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines at the stations. The two underground stations are heavily used by people travelling to Buckingham Palace from London and the rest of the UK.
The National Rail services at Euston will not be impacted, the Evening Standard reported.
RMT general secretary Michael Lynch said: ‘Staff at Euston and Green Park tube have suffered years of sustained bullying and intimidation by a manager who has created a toxic working environment.
‘The union has tried in vain to reason with management, but they now will not let local representatives be part of a review into dismissals at the stations, instigated by the manager in question.
‘Our strike on June 3 will cause significant disruption to people wishing to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
‘However, if tube bosses do the right thing, and deal appropriately with the manager in question, we can find a just resolution to this dispute.’
The action will impact Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines at Green Park and Euston stations. Pictured, the Jubilee line at Green Park
A TfL spokesperson said in response to bullying allegations: ‘We hold our people to high standards and ensure everyone is treated fairly.
‘We’re aware of this dispute and are carrying out an urgent review in a bid to resolve it.
‘We have had a number of meetings with the RMT and are urging them not to take strike action and to continue working with us to find a resolution.’