Victoria line drivers to strike next Tuesday

09:42 20 September 2013

The action will last just six hours. Picture: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The action will last just six hours. Picture: Katie Collins/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tube drivers on the Victoria are to strike for six hours one evening next week, in a row over working conditions.

Between 9pm on Tuesday and 3am on Wednesday, members of the Rail and Maritime Transport (RMT) union will be taking the industrial action.

Transport for London said, although there would be disruption, it would be minimal. A spokesman confirmed the action would affect just six trains or fewer.

Peter McNaught, London Underground Operations Director, said: “All of the matters the RMT raised with us have been discussed and resolved through our internal processes, and at a meeting on 11 September no additional issues were raised by the union.

“Less than half of those balloted chose to vote in any way, and just 39 per cent of those balloted have voted for industrial action.

“If the union feels there are still issues to discuss then they should keep talking to us so that things can be resolved properly.”

Latest London transportation news

Thursday, May 5, 2016
There are big queues at Waterloo (Photo: Amy Martin)

A ‘major fire’ next to the track at Vauxhall is disrupting South West train services from Waterloo this morning.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
There is going to be another Southern Rail strike (Picture: PA Images)

Two 24-hour strikes next week by Southern Railway conductors have been cancelled and replaced with a 24-hour walkout later in May 2016.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Will the capital be struck by yet another strike? (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Around 1,500 maintenance workers are about to start voting on whether to go on strike over plans for the long-awaited Night Tube.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Londoners heading out of the capital for the bank holiday are being warned to expect traffic mares (Picture: PA Images)

Londoners should expect heavy traffic both ends of the long weekend and several rail networks are running reduced services, with the Gatwick Express not operating at all.

Friday, April 29, 2016
A person was hit by a train this morning at Romford station

A person has died after being struck by a train at Romford station this morning, leading to hour-long line closures on TfL Rail, Network Rail and London Overground services into Liverpool Street.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tsvetomir Georgiev exposed himself to women on many Tube trains (Picture: BTP)

A ‘persistent pervert’ travelled around the London Underground ‘targeting lone women’ - engaging the women in conversation before ‘touching himself inappropriately’ in front of them, inciting ‘considerable fear’.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport