wo full days of Tube strikes had been introduced on Friday in an enormous blow to efforts to get Londoners again to the workplace.
The RMT has ordered all 10,000 members to not flip up for work on Tuesday March 1 and Thursday March 3, which is anticipated to pressure the closure of the whole Underground community.
The dispute is over Transport for London’s plans to axe between 500 and 600 station posts in a bid to save lots of money, and fears amongst union members that their pensions may very well be in danger.
There’s the chance that different unions, together with these which characterize the vast majority of Tube drivers, might be part of the RMT as concern concerning the menace to pensions is widespread throughout the Underground’s workforce.
The walkouts will begin a minute after midnight and run till a minute to midnight on each of the times.
RMT normal secretary Mick Lynch mentioned: “Our members will probably be taking strike motion subsequent month as a result of a monetary disaster at London Underground has been intentionally engineered by the Authorities to drive a cuts’ agenda which might savage jobs, providers, security and threaten their working situations and pensions.
“These are the exact same transport employees praised as heroes for carrying London by means of covid for almost two years, typically at critical private danger, who now haven’t any possibility however to strike to defend their livelihoods.
“The politicians must get up to the truth that transport employees won’t pay the worth for this cynically engineered disaster. Along with the strike motion RMT is coordinating a marketing campaign of resistance with colleagues from different unions impacted by this menace.
“The union stays out there for talks geared toward resolving the dispute.”