25 February 2022
RMT Press Office:
RMT says strike action goes ahead this weekend on rail and tube and confirms additional action on TPE
RAIL AND TUBE UNION RMT said today that strike action will go ahead this weekend as planned in disputes on both rail and tube involving members on TPE and London Underground drivers.
On TransPennine Express conductor members will be out for 24 hours on Sunday in the third phase of a fight for pay justice.
Due to the abject failure of the company to address the issues at the heart of the dispute RMT has today confirmed an additional programme of action through to June as follows:
TPE Conductor members to take further industrial action. Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 13th March 2022
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 20th March 2022
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 27th March 2022
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 3rdApril 2022
00.01 hours on Saturday 16th April 2022 until 23.59 hours on Sunday 17th April 2022
00.01 hours on Saturday 30th April 2022 until 23.59 hours on Sunday 1st May 2022
00.01 hours on Saturday 4th June 2022 until 23.59 hours on Sunday 5th June 2022
Driver members will be striking on the Night Tube again from this evening to protect work/life balance and stop the wholly unnecessary imposition of night shift working.
General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
"I want pay tribute to our members on both London Underground and TransPennine Express for their extraordinary resolve and resilience in their on-going disputes. They are a credit to the trade union movement.
"The common thread that runs through all our current disputes and campaigns is a refusal by RMT members to accept that the employer can hammer down on pay, safety, jobs and working conditions at will. They are about the defence of livelihoods, working conditions, safety and agreements that the management side are seeking to rip apart regardless of the implications for both staff and passengers.
"The other common thread is the abject failure to engage in serious talks. RMT stands ready for genuine negotiations on all fronts but in the meantime our action on TPE and London Underground goes ahead exactly as planned."