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Londoners face days of Tube chaos as capital will be bought to a standstill by strikes

by LLB Reporter
28th Jul 21 11:27 am

Millions of Londoners will face chaos as the capital will bought to a standstill next month as Tube strikes are set to happen.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have told their members not to clock in for work for 24 hours after midday on August 3, 5, 24 and 26.

Transport for London (TfL) are wanting to scrap separate Night Tube train drivers pay and the RMT say this is a “cash led move” which could see 200 jobs lost and 3,000 workers will have disruption to their work-life balance.

The RMT have confirmed strike action will go-ahead as planned following a breakdown in talks with TfL bosses.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said, “RMT is angry and frustrated at the Tube bosses’ refusal to engage in constructive discussions through the offices of ACAS that could resolve this dispute.

“London Underground’s proposals to rip up an agreement that protects 3,000 Tube drivers’ work-life balance has caused uproar in the depots amongst drivers.

“This breach of trust by an out of touch management abolishes the part time jobs of workers – mainly women – who rely on the flexibility and security they offer while they juggle other commitments.

“That is an equality issue that the London Mayor should be taking seriously and raising directly with his London Underground senior management.

“RMT has made serious proposals and a resolution to the dispute is available through discussion.

“LU Management need to come back to the table this week in order to avoid the need for strike action.

“The union remains available for serious and constructive talks.”

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