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London Tube unions announce new strikes

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2486

Tube workers on strike in east London last year

Tube workers on strike in east London last year (Pic: Alan Kenny)

Tube unions have called fresh walkouts on London Underground in their long-running dispute over Night Tube and pay.

Workers in the Aslef, RMT and Unite unions are set to strike for 24 hours on 26 January, coinciding with a 48-hour walkout by junior doctors in England.

The action begins at 6.30pm. Further strikes are set for February.

United walkouts by all four Tube unions last year delayed the introduction of Night Tube.

Unions called the action this year in response to bosses’ refusal to engage in talks for the last two months.

The fresh strikes can build on the unity of Tube workers.

Aslef Tube driver Unjum Mirza said, “The key thing about this strike is we are out with the junior doctors.

“The NHS is about social solidarity across society—now we’re going to express it in the workplaces.

“It’s time to get ourselves organised to deliver that solidarity.”

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Tue 12 Jan 2016, 16:46 GMT
Issue No. 2486
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