London Underground staff to stage new strike in August

London Underground staff to stage new strike in August
London Tube strike will take place in between Network Rail strikes

London Underground workers are to stage a fresh strike in a long-running dispute over jobs and pensions.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out on 19 August.

The RMT is also striking on Network Rail and 14 train operators on 18 and 20 August, alongside members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association on the same days at a number of rail companies.

The RMT said the new Tube strike has been prompted by Transport for London’s “refusal” to share details of a draft Government proposal they received regarding funding of the transport system in the capital.

The union said it is giving TfL until 2 August to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.

“They have been messed around by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they have not seen the detail of this funding letter from Government.

“Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on August 19 will go ahead.”

Strike action will also take place this week, the first on Wednesday 27 July and the second on Saturday 20 July.

The first strike will see 40,000 members of the RMT union walk out for 24 hours, while the second strike will see train drivers across eight rail companies who are members of the Aslef union also walk out for 24 hours. Both strikes willl have some impact on London’s transport network.