Tube Strike Set To Go Ahead As Last Ditch Talks Fail

Tube Strike Set To Go Ahead As Last Ditch Talks Fail

Tube strike set to go ahead as last ditch talks fail. Services running normally at Waterloo. No more 50 hours strike.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union based in the Waterloo and City line control room will walk out on Monday.

A strike by workers on a busy London Underground line is set to go ahead following the failure of last ditch talks to break a deadlocked row over regrading.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union based in the Waterloo and City line control room will walk out for 50 hours from 9pm on Monday.

LU maintained that only a handful of union members voted for the strike.

Peter McNaught, London Underground’s operations director for the Waterloo & City line, said: “Due to detailed planning there will be no visible impact on the network should this unnecessary strike action go ahead.

“We remain committed to discussions with the RMT representatives and I urge them to consider the options we’ve proposed rather than threaten industrial action.”

RMT leader Mick Cash said: “Once again LU turned down our offer of any form of arbitration and flatly refused to make any new offer. As a result, the strike action remains on.”

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