RMT have announced strikes on 4/5 and 10/11 February which gives TSSA time to have their ballot and hold joint strikes should they vote in favour but I’ve been hearing something strange around the mess rooms. Apparently RMT have told their TOps that they will not be asked to go out on strike or form picket lines outside depots which if true means that while trains will be running it will be a case of how many stations will be open.
Maybe RMT are thinking that if they involved the TOps LUL would try to stop the strike through the courts, keeping it stations only means there are no loopholes that LUL could try to exploit. I really don’t know, perhaps the rumours are false and in a few weeks’ time I’ll be strolling up to the depot gates to find my RMT colleagues stood there with banners asking me not to cross the picket line.
We’ll just have to wait and see.