Looks like this weekend's Tube strike is going ahead

2 February 2016

london_underground_sign The strike that is planned for this weekend, looks like it'll be going ahead. There's going to be a 48 hour walkout on the London Underground, which of course, means huge disruptions to the services from 9pm on February 6th.

The TfL have said that the strike is going to officially stop on Monday, February 9th at 8.59pm, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday 6th February.

Of course, talks are still ongoing, but based on previous strikes, things are not looking like getting sorted any time soon.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "The union demands to LUL on its Fit for the Future Stations programme are simple – no imposed rosters, no short notice duty changes and no imposition of new framework agreements. RMT will be attending the talks but with the clock ticking we are making it crystal clear that if there’s any dragging of heels we will be calling for an immediate reference to Acas."

"With surging Tube demand, and against a background of chronic overcrowding, the union cannot and will not sit back while safety-critical jobs, that are the eye and ears of the service, are ripped away from our stations."

All the updates from TfL on the strike, can be found here. The Bitterwallet guide to getting around London without the Underground, can be found here.

TOPICS:   Travel   UK News

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