December 2, 2023


Imagination at work

Union calls for six months of night Tube strikes

Union bosses are calling on night Tube staff to wander out every single weekend amongst January and June in a dispute in excess of employees rotas.

The disruption to London Underground’s weekend service becoming named for by the RMT would be the longest action ever taken by the union and have an impact on the Victoria and Central lines.

Mick Lynch, the union’s typical secretary, reported: “If London Underground and the mayor considered this combat for progressive and spouse and children-friendly operating procedures was going away they need to imagine all over again.”

Nick Dent of London Underground reported: “We’re disappointed that the RMT is continuing to force for strike action that would cause pointless disruption at a time when our buyers need us most. We urge the RMT to join us for talks so we can perform alongside one another to resolve this dispute.”

RMT has reported the new proposals eliminate 200 employment. London Underground has argued the new rotas have supplied drivers better adaptability.

Current strike action intended just two Night Tube trains ran every single hour rather than six. Platforms turned so crowded that added station employees have been deployed to manage security.

RMT is now telling drivers to stop operating from eight:30pm on Friday right until 8am on Saturday, and all over again from eight:30pm on Saturday right until 8am on Sunday. The strike is prepared to commence on Friday January seven. 

The union is threatening to force for walkouts on other lines if their demands are not met.

Muniya Barua, of company team London 1st, reported: “Londoners count on a frequent and responsible underground service and for quite a few the night Tube is a lifeline, not just a Tube line. 

“This action is disproportionate and will have major effects for the economic restoration. We’d urge the RMT and TfL to get back again spherical the table promptly.”

Mr Lynch reported: “Our users have been reballoted and have delivered a solid mandate for action ‎and it is really the failure of London Underground and Sadiq Khan to deal with the grievances at the coronary heart of the dispute that leaves us no choice but to validate the programme of action now.

“RMT has repeatedly place forward cost-neutral proposals that would repair service the destruction unleashed by deleting 200 driver posts and which would dig LU out of this mess. They have overlooked us and that strategy will have critical effects for Londoners in the New 12 months. We remain readily available for further more talks.”