In a massive travel disruption this week, there would be no Central Line service throughout Friday after a fresh industrial action was announced by train drivers.
Transport for London (TfL) confirmed it is aware of the planned 24-hour strike by the drivers union Aslef. A second strike could also be planned for November 7.
Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s organiser on the Underground, said: “Industrial action is always the last resort but, given the intransigence of management on a whole range of issues affecting our members, we have, reluctantly, decided this is our only course of action.
“The strike on the Central line is the result of management’s failure to deal with the issues our reps have raised regarding service control problems affecting our members; abuse of the attendance at work procedure; breach of agreements regarding managers driving trains; abuse of the case conference procedure; harsh and unfair use of the disciplinary procedure; and imposition of new and unsafe ‘flash and dash’ working practices.”
Aslef’s Finn Brennan said the strike action was over a number of issues including “unsafe” working practices.