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Londoners warned to expect ‘severe disruption’ as Night Tube drivers are to strike for many months

by LLB Reporter
6th Jan 22 10:48 am

Commuters in London have been warned to expect “severe disruption” for many months to the night services on weekends as Tube drivers are set to strike.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will strike from Friday and Saturday evenings over a dispute over rosters which will affect the Central an Victoria lines until June.

LU managing director Andy Lord said, “We’re disappointed that once again the RMT is continuing to push for strike action that is likely to cause further unnecessary disruption.

“We’re calling on the RMT to join us for talks so we can work together to resolve this dispute around roster changes, which mean no job losses and greater flexibility for drivers.

“If these six months of action do go ahead, we will continue to operate as regular a service as possible. However, customers are advised to check before they travel and use buses to complete their journeys where required.

“I apologise to them for the impact this unnecessary action will have on their journeys.”

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said, “If London Underground and the Mayor thought this fight for progressive and family-friendly working practices was going away they need to think again.

“RMT has repeatedly put forward cost neutral proposals that would repair the damage unleashed by deleting 200 driver posts and which would dig LU out of this mess.

“They have ignored us and that approach will have severe consequences for Londoners through to the summer.”

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