Tube strike: When does it start?

Workers are walking out over plans to launch a 24-hour service

Click to follow
The Independent Online

London Underground workers are to launch a 24-hour tube strike on 5 July amid an ongoing row over plans to launch an all-night Tube service in the autumn.

As two unions are involved in the industrial action, the RMT union will walk out at 6:30pm, and will be joined by members of the drivers’ union Aslef at 9:30pm.

However, disruptions are expected to start as early as 4:30pm, as commuters and tourists scramble to use the final services to get around the capital.

There will be no Tube services all day on Thursday, but staff on the bus network, DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL Rail services will not be on strike.

Extra bus and river services will run, but passengers are warned that all other public transport services and roads will be much busier than usual.

Aslef has accused London Underground of being “completely inflexible” over how the all-night service will be rolled out, and said the organisation had left workers with “no other choice” than to strike.

Steve Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer of LU said: “After listening to the unions, we put forward an extremely fair revised offer, which addresses their concerns over work life balance and rewards our people for the hard work they do in keeping London working and growing.

"Despite this, the new offer has been rejected outright by the union leadership, again without consulting their members. We continue to urge them to put the new offer to their members and not subject Londoners to further unnecessary disruption. We remain available for talks at any time.”

Additional reporting by PA

Comments