Heathrow train workers to strike

20 March 2012 08:35

People using the Heathrow Express train service at the weekend may want to check ahead of travelling

People using the Heathrow Express train service at the weekend may want to check ahead of travelling

Rail workers on the Heathrow Express line are to strike again in protest at the sacking of a driver and disciplinary action taken against another staff member.

Rail Maritime and Transport union members will strike for nine hours on Saturday March 24 from 3am and for 12 hours on the Sunday from 11am.

The workers have already walked out twice in the dispute.

People planning to use the service over the weekend would do well to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover any costs in the eventuality of their journey being disrupted.

RMT leader Bob Crow said: "Instead of using the Acas machinery to negotiate a settlement, Heathrow Express have instead opted to ratchet up their attacks in an act of blatant provocation.

"The unfair and disproportionate punishment taken by management in both these cases is a total miscarriage of justice and that is reflected in overwhelming ballot results for action."

A Heathrow spokesperson said: "Heathrow Express and the RMT are currently in discussions with the assistance of Acas.

"We are disappointed in the union's decision to take industrial action on March 24 and 25, even while Acas talks are in progress to resolve the dispute constructively."

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