People thinking of heading to London warned after announcement London Underground workers to stage fresh strike
PEOPLE thinking of heading to the capital have been warned after it was announced this evening London Underground workers are to stage a fresh strike in a long-running dispute over jobs and pensions.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out on August 19.
The RMT is also striking on Network Rail and 14 train operators on August 18 and 20, alongside members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association on the same days at a number of rail companies.
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The RMT said the new Tube strike has been prompted by Transport for London’s ‘refusal’ to share details of a draft government proposal they received regarding funding of the transport system in the capital.
The union said it is giving TfL until August 2 to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.
‘They have been messed around by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they have not seen the detail of this funding letter from government.
‘Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on August 19 will go ahead.’
The industrial action will see more than 40,000 workers walk out.
Avanti West Coast, c2c, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, LNER, and Southeastern will be affected by the industrial action.
The strike will happen in the midst of the school holidays.