TFL tube: Commuters warned of strike set to affect services

Commuters are being warned of a strike set to affect all services on the London tube next week.

Transport for London is warning customers that planned strike action by the RMT union next week will cause severe disruption across the Tube network if it goes ahead.

The strike, due to begin on Tuesday, would mean a significantly reduced service on all Tube lines for most of the week, and that journeys may need to be completed early on some days.

London Underground bosses say they and trade unions have been in extensive consultation over these changes for several months, and agreement has been reached with the other recognised unions.

London Underground has also met with the RMT through conciliation service ACAS several times and previous strike action was suspended while these constructive discussions continued.

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Night Tube drivers have been offered the opportunity to join the full-time driver pool on a permanent basis, with Night Tube duties spread across all drivers. A number of drivers have been able to stay part-time at their own request, with some of them moving to part-time positions during the day service to help balance their work and personal lives.

No Tube driver has lost their job as a result of these changes, or will do, nor has any driver been forced to switch to part- or full-time if they do not want to do.

Nick Dent, Director of Customer Operations for London Underground, said: “We have made changes to the way we roster drivers to help us provide a regular Tube service. They have also helped to create more flexibility for many of our drivers and have resulted in no job losses. We have been able to return the Waterloo & City line to service as a result of these changes, and they will help as we continue to work on fully restoring other parts of the Tube service.”

 

 

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