This Friday, April 13th, ASLEF train drivers will be on strike at Acton Town on the District line in a dispute about managements failure to treat a recently qualified fellow driver fairly and in line with the agreed SPADs policy.
As always London Underground will claim this is an "unnecessary dispute" and try to blame our members and reps for the disruption caused. But the truth is that they have ignored every offer we have made to discuss this dispute and have refused even to meet with us on the issue since January.
It is a strike that London Underground have chosen to provoke because they are not prepared to admit their failures to follow their own procedures or to find a sensible way forward.
I am proud of the fact that our members at Acton Town are prepared to take this action and sacrifice their own earnings to support a colleague. They are demonstrating that ASLEF stands up for fairness for every driver.
I look forward to joining them on the picket line on Friday morning and know that every ASLEF member will give them your full support.