Severe disruption expected on London Tube as strike begins – follow live

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London Underground staff strike to protest Night Tube Shift

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Five tube lines will be severely affected this morning due to strike action by London Underground (LU) employees.

Transport for London (TfL) said the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines will be severely disrupted for 24 hours from 4.30am on Friday.

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Members of the Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) are taking industrial action for several days before Christmas.

The industrial action begins with the resumption of Night Tube, which was suspended in March 2020 due to shortage of passengers and staff as a result of COVID social distancing norms.

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RMT members plan to strike six other nights: this Sunday (28 November) and Friday 3 December, Saturday 4, Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Friday 17.

RMT has said that LU has abolished 200 tube driver posts and has imposed “unacceptable and unbearable” new rota on existing drivers to cover night tube services. The union says it would “ruin the work-life balance” of the members.

Night Tube operates on Fridays and Saturdays since August 2016. Last month, it was announced that the relaunch of Night Tube has been pushed forward from April 2022.

It came as the public demanded safe night-time transport for women after several attacks, rapes and murders in London, and businesses and politicians called for the promotion of night-time industries.

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Good morning and welcome to our live blog, where we will be posting updates on the London Underground strike throughout the day.

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Why are tube drivers on strike? here’s a quick recap

London Underground (LU) workers are on strike from now on, and services on the Tube on five major lines will be severely affected.

The industrial dispute over the rota of new tube drivers has been termed as “unbearable” by the transport union RMT.

After Night Tube restarts LU requires drivers to work more shifts to cover weekends and nights.

RMT has said that LU has removed 200 driver positions and terminated its previous agreement with the drivers who made Night Tube a “success” – before night-time services as a result of the COVID pandemic. was suspended.

The LU said it was “disappointed” that RMT members were going on strike, and said it was ready for further talks.

RMT said Tube management claimed the union was refusing to engage in further discussions, which RMT regional organizer John Leach said on Thursday was “not true”.

More information about the strike from here Joe Somerlad

Will the London Tube strike extend beyond tomorrow and which lines will be affected?

London Tube Strike: Victoria, Central, Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines to be disrupted tomorrow

Lamiyat Sabin26 November 2021 00:32

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