LONDON Underground staff will strike for four days this month, in protest of plans to abolish separate pay grades for drivers who work nights.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) announced the move on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and described the decision as a “cash led move aimed at shunting staff around”.
The strikes, which will affect night tube services, will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, August 3) and August 5 while another one will follow on 24 and 26.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: ”RMT is angry and frustrated at the Tube bosses’ refusal to engage in constructive discussions through the offices of ACAS that could resolve this dispute.
”London Underground’s proposals to rip up an agreement that protects 3000 Tube drivers’ work life balance has caused uproar in the depots amongst drivers.
”This breach of trust by an out of touch management abolishes the part time jobs of workers – mainly women – who rely on the flexibility and security they offer while they juggle other commitments.”
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