Tube workers to take a week of rolling strike action

Tube workers to take a week of rolling strike action

6 July 2023

RMT Press Office:

RMT will launch a week of action on London Underground from July 23 in a row over pensions, job cuts and attacks on working conditions.

Different grades and sections of the tube will take strike action from Sunday 23 July until Friday 28 July.

The union has been in a long running dispute with TfL over jobs, cuts, and attacks on pensions and working conditions.

600 jobs are scheduled to be axed, and London Underground staff stand to be poorer in retirement if TfL's proposed changes go through.

The job losses planned will affect every aspect of the tube including stations and maintenance, leading to the likelihood of more unstaffed stations and a lowering of safety standards.

There are also planned attacks on tube drivers working agreements and jobs.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This week of action will shut down the London Underground and show just how important the work of our members is.

"Plans by TfL to cut 600 jobs and attack our members pensions are simply unacceptable.

"We are aware that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has had the TfL budget cut.

"However, he needs to align himself with our union and his London Underground staff in pushing back against the Tory government, exposing their damaging agenda to a key part of London transport infrastructure."

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