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Underground workers join drivers in March 15 London Underground strike | Industrial action

Metro workers from the RMT union will go on strike on March 15, joining Aslef in a 24-hour suspension. London Underground stop.

The budget day strike will be the first strike of the year. London by RMT amid a long-running dispute over pensions and staff cuts.

Most services were already unlikely to be up on March 15th. Strike announced by subway drivers At the Athleph union last week.

of RMT London Underground has launched a move to cut 600 station staff, saying it has “refused to eliminate attacks on pensions and the breaking of agreements on working conditions”.

Transport for London has agreed to review its pensions as part of its post-pandemic funding deal with the government. Instead of standing up to ministers, the TfL was trying to implement cuts that would force union members to pay for the financial crisis, according to the union.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said, “Our members will never accept unemployment, attacks on pensions, or changes in working conditions to pay for the government’s political decision to cut funding.

“Subway workers provide an essential service to the capital, keeping the city moving and allowing them to work long hours in demanding roles. They deserve working conditions and RMT will fight and grit their teeth to make sure they get what they get.”

In response to the strike call from Athleph earlier, TfL “We are not proposing any changes to anyone’s pensions and have instead been working with unions to look at ways to make the London Underground a fairer and more sustainable place.”

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the controversy was forced upon the city by the central government. he said: That’s why we encourage unions to go around the table and talk to his TfL, but also to the government, where he encourages TfL workers to remove the Sword of Damocles that hangs over them. “

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/feb/28/tube-workers-join-drivers-in-london-underground-strike-on-15-march Underground workers join drivers in March 15 London Underground strike | Industrial action

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