Tube work­ers set to strike

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

TUBE work­ers were ex­pected to strike from 9.30pm to­day (Wed­nes­day) un­til 9pm on Thurs­day, Au­gust 6.

Work­ers closed the Tube net­work com­pletely in the first in­dus­trial ac­tion, on July 8, and now plan the same dis­rup­tion dur­ing a fresh 24-hour walk­out.

Lon­don Un­der­ground (LU) made a re­vised of­fer which was dis­cussed by union lead­ers on Mon­day (Au­gust 3).

But an ASLEF union state­ment said: “The over­whelm­ing view of our mem­bers is that this of­fer is not ac­cept­able.

“The main con­cern is the com­plete lack of firm com­mit­ments on work/ life bal­ance for train driv­ers.

“Our mem­bers want guar­an­tees on the num­ber of week­end rest days they will have un­der both the in­terim and long term ar­range­ments for night tube.”

The news came on the same day First Great Western staff an­nounced they would be strik­ing over Au­gust bank hol­i­day week­end.

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