New London Underground Tube strike dates

11:14 17 April 2012

Tube train

Tube train

TfL

Workers who maintain and upgrade Tube lines on London Underground are to strike for 72 hours next week in a dispute over pensions and benefits.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), which represents around 1,000 staff on the Tube Lines contracts, said its members will walk out at 4pm on Tuesday until the same time on Friday.

The staff work on the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines and provide a number of services, including emergency repairs, across the entire network.

The row is over union demands for all Tube Lines staff to be allowed to join the Transport for London pension scheme and receive the same travel concessions as those who work for London Underground.

RMT officials said the strike will have a “widespread” impact on Tube services across the network.

A spokesman for London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “It will come as no surprise to Londoners that, a week before the mayoral election, Ken Livingstone’s RMT friend Bob Crow is trying to hit hard-working Londoners and businesses.”

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “RMT members have delivered a massive mandate for action following a straightforward demand for parity with other Tube staff.

“This dispute is about justice and about ensuring that all groups of staff under the umbrella of London Underground receive the same rights and benefits, and our members have no choice but to strike to secure those basic rights.

The dispute is over union demands for 1,000 Tube Lines staff to be allowed to get the same pensions and benefits as Transport for London staff.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London transportation news

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Tube worker was sacked beacsue London Underground said her condition was 'too risky' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London Underground has been accused of adopting 19th century values after a tube worker was sacked simply because she had epilepsy, according to MPs.

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Mayor with Nathan Bostock, Chief Executive of Santander (Photo by Steve Bardens/ Getty Images for Santander)

The Mayor of London took a new red Boris Bike out for a spin this morning as he announced Santander was taking over from Barclays as sponsor of the city’s cycle scheme.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The video appears to show the train tracks at New Eltham exploding (Picture: Instagram/@BenHartt_)

Video has emerged of train tracks at a station in south east London appearing to spark wildly and explode in front of passengers waiting on the platform.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The crash took place near this stretch of road [Image from Google StreetView]

The A243 Leatherhead Road is closed due to a serious road traffic collision near Silverglade Business Park, just after Junction 9 with the M25.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London taxi drivers packed into a GLA meeting at City Hall this morning for a question and answer session with Peter Hendy, Commissioner of TfL, after it was criticised for being woefully inadequate’ in providing enough ranks.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Cyclists lie in the road at a 'die-in' vigil for accident victim Akis Kolloras [Picture: @MPSHackney]

There are more than 12 road accidents a day involving cyclists in Greater London, it has been revealed.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Wales might have won the game but, jeez, that band.

Read more

Beautiful Instagram pic and motivational comment. What’s not to love?

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

Take our quiz and find out!

A survey conducted last year revealed that Britain is the fourth sexiest country in the world, with the UK sex toy industry worth an estimated £250 million a year.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

The political editor will be taking time off for treatment.

It involves a picture of a hand. You can guess what shape it is making.

About 40 swans have died in the last year and local vet says she has never seen anything like this in her 30 years in practice.

Quirky London