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RMT confirms new wave of strike action by Tube drivers over imposition of rosters

A NEW wave of strike action by London Underground (LU) drivers against the “outrageous” imposition of new working rosters was confirmed by their union RMT today. 

The move follows an overwhelming vote for walkouts by Metropolitan Line workers based at the Neasden Depot in the north-west of the capital.

Members have been asked not to book on for any shifts for 24 hours from 11.30am on Thursdays January 20 and February 10.

Night Tube services on the Central and Victoria lines are also being hit by industrial action over rosters, which could continue until June, RMT warns. 

‎RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “There’s a toxic culture developing at LU which amounts to the wholesale ripping-up of normal procedures and agreements, and our members have said loud and clear that enough is enough.

“We remain available for talks, but no-one should underestimate our determination to stop this nonsense.”

Transport for London bosses claim the changes are vital to keep services running amid the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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