London tube strike: Workers advised to avoid travel

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Rail, Maritime and Transport union members (RMT), will walk out for 24hrs over proposals for 600 job cuts, changes in working agreements, and pensions

Travellers are advised to not use the tube network prior to planned Strikes tomorrow.

Rail, Maritime and Transport unions (RMT) members will protest for 24 hours against proposals for 600 job loss, changes to working arrangements, and pensions.

Transport for London proposes not to replace up to 600 positions when they are vacant in order to ensure financial sustainability.

However, the organization stated that no current proposals were made on terms and conditions or pensions and that nobody would be fired.

Warning to commuters “severe disruption”Beginning Monday at 8am, the hours will be 24 hours.

Many stations may be closed, while others may only be open for a limited time.

Although the industrial action is not expected to affect DLR, London Overground and Trams services, they may be busier than usual.

Andy Lord, chief operating officer of TfL, stated: “I’d like to apologise to London for the impact this strike will have on journeys.

“It is clear it will have a negative impact on London and the economy, at a moment when public transport plays a vital role in capital’s recovery.

“While our focus is always on helping everyone travel around London whenever they want, the expected impact of the RMT’s action means we have to advise people to only travel tomorrow if necessary, as many stations may be closed.

“Alternatives to the Tube such as the bus or rail networks are likely to be busier than ever.”

RMT general secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “To sort out this mess, we are asking for a face-to-face meeting between Mayor Sadiq Khan and us.”

“There’s no point in our union continuing to sit opposite management representatives who have neither the inclination nor the authority to negotiate a settlement, when the power lies with the Mayor.”

Which lines will be affected by this?

All London Underground lines operated by TfL are expected to be affected, including: Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, and Waterloo & City.

The Monday, June 6 tube strike did not affect the newly opened Elizabeth Line. It is technically not a Tube line, but it runs on TfL Rail as part the Crossrail project.

Other TfL services like the London Overground, Trams, and other rail services will not be affected by the industrial action.

Travelling on those services that will be open through the strike, including the Elizabeth Line which stops at many central London Tube stations, are expected to be more crowded than usual.