The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) have said that 94% of their members have voted for industrial action and the dispute involves around 10,000 union members.
The dispute with London Underground workers is over pensions, working conditions and their jobs as they have been refused assurances amidst the “on-going financial crisis” which they say has been driven by central government.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said, “A financial crisis at LU has been deliberately engineered by the Government to drive a cuts agenda which would savage jobs, services, safety and threaten the working conditions and pensions of our members.
“It must never be forgotten that these are the same transport staff praised as heroes for carrying London through Covid for nearly two years, often at serious personal risk, who now have no option but to rise up and defend their livelihoods.
“The politicians need to wake up to the fact that transport staff will not pay the price for this cynically engineered crisis and we will coordinate a campaign of resistance with colleagues from other unions impacted by this threat.”