New tube strikes for London

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has ordered all 10,000 members not to turn up to work on March 1 and March 3. This move is likely to shut down the entire London Underground network.

The dispute regards TfL’s plans to axe 500-600 station posts as part of their cost saving plans.

Last month, the RMT revealed that 94 per cent of members who took part in the ballot voted to strike or take action short of a strike.

RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch claimed the financial crisis at TfL had been “deliberately engineered by the Government to drive a cuts agenda which would savage jobs, services, safety and threaten their working conditions and pensions.”

He said staff had “no option but to strike to defend their livelihoods” and added: “In addition to the strike action, RMT is coordinating a campaign of resistance with colleagues from other unions impacted by this threat.”

TfL Chief Operating Officer, Andy Lord said: “It is extremely disappointing that the RMT has today announced strike action, as no proposals have been tabled on pensions or terms and conditions, and nobody has or will lose their jobs as a result of the proposals we have set out.

“The devastating impact of Covid on TFL finances has made a programme of change urgently necessary and we need the RMT to work with us, rather than disrupting London’s recovery.”

The new strikes in March are distinct from those over staffing of the Night Tube, which the RMT is set to continue each weekend until June on the Victoria and Central lines.

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