RMT confirms tube strike dates
Tube union RMT confirmed that members across London Underground will be taking strike action from 1830 hours on Wednesday 5th August to 1829 hours on Thursday 6th August. The on-going overtime ban, which has already severely impacted on staff availability to run services, also continues.
The strike times for driver members will run slightly later, between 21.00 on 5th August to 20.59 on 6th August.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“The unity and determination of staff across London Underground in the dispute over night tube, the imposition of the rosters from hell and the destruction of any semblance of work/life balance remains rock solid. Workers in all grades are furious at the attempt to rip up long-standing agreements in an effort to bulldoze through these wholly unacceptable new working patterns.
“RMT also remains in dispute over the parallel issue of the axing of 850 station staff jobs, cuts which make a mockery of the safe delivery of the night tube in just a few weeks time.
“RMT remains available for talks and tube managers need to understand the universal anger of their staff if we are to start making some serious progress in negotiations. “