Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Metronet staff march on Westminster

Striking Metronet tube maintenance workers were due to march to the Department for Transport today to call for an end to the part-privatisation of the London Underground and for maintenance to be brought back in house.

The Metronet workers were among 2,300 members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union that went on strike yesterday because it claims Metronet administrator Ernst & Young has failed to give assurances about Metronet jobs and pension schemes following the tube contractor’s collapse.

As a result of the strike action, nine of London's 12 underground lines shut down creating chaos for commuters as they made their way onto overcrowded buses.

RMT officials said that as yet Metronet had yet to give assurances about jobs and pensions and they warned of another 72 hour strike next week if the dispute was not resolved.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.