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First Tube union votes for strike on budget day

Issue No. 2459

The London Underground is set to be shut down on the day of the Tories’ budget.

Tube drivers in the Aslef union plan to walk out from 9.30pm on 8 July. They voted by over 97 percent to strike in a row with bosses over pay and working conditions relating to night Tube services. Turnout was over 80 percent.

The dispute involves all tube workers’ unions. Both the RMT and TSSA are balloting all members to join Aslef on strike. The ballots end on 30 June.

Fight down the line in National Rail

Train bosses expect national strikes as they try to ram through plans for driver only operation (DOO), says the RMT union.

The union leaked details of a secret report by an industry body funded by the train operating companies.

It says bosses should plan for 5-10 days of industrial action when they axe train staff but admits that safety analysis has not been done.

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