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Tube drivers to walk out over new timetables

LONDON Underground workers have been forced into two 24-hour strikes this month after Tube managers refused to negotiate a settlement with the RMT.

Drivers on the Jubilee line who are RMT members will walk out this Wednesday and again on June 14 after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a dispute over new timetables.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT is bitterly disappointed that Tube managers have knocked back an opportunity to negotiate a settlement to this dispute in extensive talks that broke up on Friday. They failed to put a single proposal forward.

“It is outrageous that Tube managers are trying to bulldoze through timetable changes without agreement that ride roughshod over existing rostering agreements.

“Drivers are angry at the impact on work-life balance and rightly see this move as the thin end of a very long wedge that could see processes and agreements unilaterally shredded by Tube bosses.”


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