Severe delays on jubilee line

Delays on the jubilee line are causing havoc for morning rush hour commuters. The line is running with severe delays due to a signal failure at Waterloo.

Workers to be balloted for industrial action

Jubilee line drivers to be balloted for industrial action Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The problems come just one day after news that drivers on the Jubilee line are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over working conditions and allegations of bullying.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union on the Jubilee line will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "Our members will not sit back and allow the misuse of procedures to bully and intimidate our members, and they are are sick of the gradual decline in working conditions."

John Doyle, Jubilee Line general manager for London Underground, said: "The unions have informed us that they are in dispute with us over what they perceive as a breakdown in industrial relations.

"We are keen to understand their concerns and so will be meeting with the union later this week to discuss these issues in greater detail."

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Morning misery for 750,000 passengers

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RMT: Jubilee line pretty much closed due to signal failure affecting three quarters of a million passengers. @itvlondon

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RMT's Bob Crow: Breakdown once again raises serious questions about the automated operating system on that service. @itvlondon