Travellers set to be disrupted by fresh tube strike

Travellers set to be disrupted by fresh tube strike

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Travellers to Heathrow and other airports around London are set to be disrupted by the latest in a series of tube strikes, with Underground workers threatening a 24-hour strike over pay and conditions for a new night Tube service.

The walk-out is due to start on Wednesday evening, according to the train drivers’ union Aslef.

Transport for London (TfL) warned that Tube services will stop running at 6.30pm on Wednesday, with services “exceptionally busy” from 4.30pm.

There will be no Tube services all day on Thursday.

The action follows a strike that shut the network early last month after the unions rejected an offer which included a 2% rise this year and £2,000 for drivers on the weekend night Tube service.

London Underground (LU) had offered four unions a deal aimed at improving work-life balance.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has also rejected the deal while Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) is yet to make official its response to the offer.

Unite previously said action by its members “would go ahead”. Talks are being held at conciliatory service Acas.

LU said the new offer included an extra £200 per night Tube shift for drivers and a £500 bonus for station staff by next February as well as a further guarantees for a 32-hour, four-day week.

The all-night Tube service is due to start on September 12 but Aslef is calling for the launch to be postponed to allow for further negotiations.


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