22 December 2023
RMT Press Office:
TUBE UNION RMT announced today that London Underground workers will be taking rolling strike action in the new year after voting by over 90 per cent against a below inflation pay offer.
RMT has made it clear that the latest pay offer of 5% from London Underground is unacceptable when Transport for London (TfL) has created a bonus pot of £13 million for senior managers and the commissioner took an 11 per cent pay rise in 2023 taking his salary up to £395,000.
• Engineering train drivers will start action on 5/6 January.
• RMT members in LUL’s network control functions take action 7/8 January.
• Members in the tubes signalling and service control functions take action 9 and 11 January.
• All other RMT members, including engineering, Fleet maintenance, stations and train operators will strike on 8th and 10th Jan.
The union wants to see full staff travel facilities for all tube workers restored and has criticised bosses for freezing pay bands, warning that it will create a two-tier workforce.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that Tube workers who help bring vast amounts of value to the London economy were not going to put up with senior managers and commissioners raking it in, while they were given modest below inflation offers.
"The refusal of TfL to restore staff travel facilities and create a two-tier workforce is also unacceptable.
"Our members have made it clear that they are prepared to take action and we urge TfL to improve their offer to avert disruption in the capital," he said.