Two 24-Hour Strikes On The Tube This Month

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Two 24-Hour Strikes On The Tube This Month

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***UPDATE: This strike has been called off***

The Jubilee line is expected to be entirely out of action on 14 June — due to strikes from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, and train drivers' union Aslef.

If the strikes go ahead, the Jubilee line will be completely down, but a normal service on the Circle line means that District line passengers shouldn't face major disruption.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

It is outrageous that tube managers are trying to bulldoze through timetable changes without agreement that ride roughshod over existing rostering agreements.

Drivers are angry at the impact on work life balance and rightly see this move as the thin end of a very long wedge that could see processes and agreements unilaterally shredded by tube bosses.

Nigel Holness, London Underground's director of network operations, said:

The new Jubilee line timetable will benefit thousands of passengers every day as we extend the most frequent, peak-time service from 30 minutes to two hours.

We have agreements with our trade unions on the amount of weekend working we ask our drivers to do, and implementing this timetable keeps us well within those agreements. We encourage RMT to continue working with us in order to deliver these huge benefits to customers rather than calling for unnecessary industrial action.

Last Updated 14 June 2018