Tube drivers to strike on July 8th

london underground tube London Underground drivers have voted by a whopping 97% to strike next month, over a pay row regarding the introduction of a new all-night Tube service.

The union for the Tube drivers, Aslef, has overwhelmingly voted in favour of taking the 24-hour action on Tuesday, 8 July, objecting to plans which mean drivers would have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts, all for no extra pay.

As you may know, the Tube is going 24 hour at weekends from September.

Finn Brennan, Aslef's district organiser, said: "There is a window of opportunity for London Underground managers to avoid a summer of disruption by seriously engaging with us to find a solution. They need to withdraw the threat to impose new rosters and make a realistic offer on pay and conditions."

"We are always prepared to talk, but they have to start listening to this very clear message from their staff."

"Our members are entitled to a family life and to some sort of work/life balance. We aren't opposed to all-night services but we want them introduced in a fair and sensible way which rewards staff for their hard work and the contribution they make to the success of the London Underground."


  • Big A.
  • Clive
  • tararaboomptiay
    Why are Google bothering with driverless cars when developing driverless tube trains would be so much easier? They already exist in short shuttles anyway like around airports and that, it's not like any steering is involved, and stop systems are already automated. A bit of unemployment might help concentrate the minds of these overpaid cunts.
  • Han S.
    Driverless trains have been in operation for years, Copenhagen Metro for example was driverless since it has begun. I believe the underground looked at this years ago but the unions threw a hissy fit!
  • jim
    screw tube drivers. 40-50k a year. TRIPLE time over time. no-one in the real world gets that kind of a deal and they still strike.
  • Ateenie
    8th of July is a Wednesday?

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