RMT confirms six months of Night Tube strikes
THE RMT union has confirmed that its strikes on London Underground’s Night Tube are set to continue until the summer, unless talks result in an agreement over the rosters dispute. As a result the Central and Victoria Lines will not run overnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and the union has warned that it will consider ‘broadening’ the walkouts to other lines.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘As the New Year gets under way our battle for workplace justice for tube staff steps up a gear with a new phase of action running from tomorrow through to the summer.
‘If London Underground and the Mayor thought this fight for progressive and family friendly working practices was going away they need to think again.
‘It's the failure of LU and Sadiq Khan to address the grievances at the heart of the dispute that leaves us no option but to confirm the programme of action goes ahead as planned. RMT has repeatedly put forward cost neutral proposals that would repair the damage unleashed by deleting 200 driver posts and which would dig LU out of this mess. They have ignored us and that approach will have severe consequences for Londoners through to the summer. We remain available for further talks.’
London Underground has already said there will be no job losses, and that requiring drivers to work at night during four weekends a year was ‘fair and reasonable’.