housands of London Underground employees are to stage two 24-hour strikes subsequent month in a dispute over jobs, pay and situations.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union mentioned round 10,000 of its members will stroll out on March 1 and three.
The union has been searching for assurances over jobs, pay, pensions and dealing situations amid fears of cuts in Transport for London (TfL) funding, together with at London Underground (LU).
The politicians must get up to the truth that transport workers is not going to pay the value for this cynically engineered disaster
RMT basic secretary Mick Lynch mentioned: “Our members shall be taking strike motion subsequent month as a result of a monetary disaster at LU has been intentionally engineered by the Authorities to drive a cuts agenda which might savage jobs, companies, security and threaten their working situations and pensions.
“These are the exact same transport workers praised as heroes for carrying London by means of Covid for almost two years, typically at severe private threat, who now haven’t any choice however to strike to defend their livelihoods.
“The politicians must get up to the truth that transport workers is not going to pay the value for this cynically engineered disaster.
“Along with the strike motion, RMT is co-ordinating a marketing campaign of resistance with colleagues from different unions impacted by this risk.”
The devastating affect of the pandemic on TfL funds has made a programme of change urgently essential and we want the RMT to work with us, fairly than disrupting London’s restoration
Andy Lord, TfL’s chief working officer, mentioned: “This can be very disappointing that the RMT has in the present day introduced strike motion, as no proposals have been tabled on pensions or phrases and situations, and no one has or will lose their jobs because of the proposals we’ve got set out.
“The devastating affect of the pandemic on TfL funds has made a programme of change urgently essential and we want the RMT to work with us, fairly than disrupting London’s restoration.
“We’re urging them to do the correct factor for London, speak to us and name off this pointless motion.”