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Tube passengers warned of travel disruption amid strike action

by LLB staff reporter
2nd Apr 24 1:30 pm

Transport for London (TfL) are urging passengers to check before travelling as there will be travel disruption due to strikes.

Aslef members will strike on 8 April and 4 May over the long running dispute of terms and conditions.

Severe disruption is expected on 8 April as there will be little or no services on some Tube lines, which will then happen again on 4 May until service start later than normal on 5 May.

Nick Dent, director of customer operations for London Underground, said: “We are encouraging Aslef to continue engaging with us so the strike action can be avoided.

“We would like to advise anyone travelling to please check before you travel, expect services to be busy and please allow extra time to complete your journeys.

“Strike action is disruptive, and TfL continues to meet the Aslef union at the conciliation service Acas this week in the hope that this strike can be called off.”

Finn Brennan, Aslef’s full-time organiser on London Underground, said: “Tube train drivers will strike in April and May in a long-running dispute over London Underground’s failure to give assurances that changes to our members’ terms and conditions will not be imposed without agreement and that all existing agreements will be honoured.

“Despite a previous commitment to withdraw plans for massive changes to drivers’ working conditions, London Underground management has established a full-time team of managers preparing to impose their plans.

“They want drivers to work longer shifts, spending up to 25% more time in the cab, and to remove all current working agreements in the name of ‘flexibility and efficiency’.”

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