Another Tube strike is on the way

11 January 2016

london_underground_sign 2016 is here, and again, the people of London are looking at more strikes on the Underground. Tube drivers are set to down tools, again, over pay disputes and the plans for an all-night service on the London Underground.

ASLEF, the Tube drivers' union, have said that they're expecting to call for three days of industrial action after a meeting. So, if it all happens, there'll be a 24-hour strike after 9pm on Wednesday 27th January, and then two more strikes on 15th February and 17th February.

Again, we point you to our guide on how to get around London during a Tube strike.

ASLEF's Finn Brennan said that they've been left "with no other choice" thanks to the Underground's senior management. "There is still no indication when they (drivers) will receive the pay rise that was due last April."

"We want to see an all-night service introduced, and we are not opposed to the recruitment of part time staff. But we will not accept a zero hours culture being introduced and working conditions undermined. ASLEF wants a fair deal for existing staff and for new employees."

Looks like this is going to rumble on and on throughout the year.

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