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Bosses cause blockage on the tube

A strike on the Night Tube, and a bigger fight on the way
Six striking tube workers with raised fists stand in front of large red and green RMT flags

Night tube strikers (Pic: Phil Rowan)

Night Tube strikes returned last weekend as the RMT union accused London Underground of blocking progress in talks.

RMT reps said they were willing to suspend the strikes if bosses agreed to a new set of proposals from the union.

But bosses refused.

Now workers remain determined to strike each weekend until June.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch described RMT members as “angry and frustrated”.

He added, “We are not backing down, the action goes ahead.”

With the dispute at a deadlock, the RMT must escalate action involving workers on all Night Tube lines.


Action down the line?

London Underground workers that voted 94 percent to strike over jobs, pensions and working conditions could soon walk out.

Around 10,000 workers across all roles on the Underground are set to strike after bosses refused assurances on working conditions. Workers are angry at the rising cost of living and the sense that they are being made to pay for the governments Covid-19 failures.

RMT union reps are considering what action to take and when it will happen.  Union leaders shouldn’t delay the action and should call hard-hitting strikes.


Strikes could sweep south east England train services

Cleaners for outsourcing company Churchill have begun balloting for strikes over pay and justice for these essential workers.

The RMT union  represents workers on four of Churchill’s contracts in the south east of Britain.

The ballot runs off the back of a long-running campaign for pay justice by cleaners. They have worked throughout the pandemic and picketed at the central London Churchill offices regularly.

Churchill has refused to make an acceptable offer despite two directors receiving a £3.8 million dividend last year.

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