Tube workers to hold two 24-hour strikes in a week

Baku, August 12, AZERTAC

London Underground workers are to stage not just one but two tube strikes in a row over all-night trains, according to London will grind to a halt in the escalating dispute from 9pm on August 25 and again from 9pm on August 27 as a result of the strike by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union.

There`s already been two strikes in the last month over the plans to start a new night Tube service from September 12.

Drivers` union Aslef will resume talks with London Underground managers tomorrow before making any announcement about strike action.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: ‘Our members the length and breadth of London Underground have made it clear that they are determined to protect their work/life balance and not fall into a trap where they will be forced to wreck their home lives in order to comply with the “rosters from hell” which have been drawn up to plug the staffing gaps in the night Tube plans.

‘Staff are angry that their grievances are being ignored and dismissed by both the Mayor and his officials and that there has been no substantial move as of today from London Underground to make progress towards a negotiated settlement.’


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