Tube workers vote to strike over pensions and pay row


Brace yourself for another flurry of tube strikes as London Underground tube workers vote to strike following a row over pensions and benefits.

A spokesperson for the Rail and Maritime union (RMT), which represents about 1,000 staff on the Tube Lines contracts, said the workers voted four to one for strike action.

The RMT has been demanding that tube staff including the ex-Alstom staff at Stratford Market depot and the Emergency Response Unit should be allowed to join the Transport for London (TfL) Pension Scheme and receive the same travel concessions as those who work for London Underground, including former Metronet staff.

The next step for the RMT is to decide the strike dates in the coming months.