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  • Tube strike provoked by bosses’ ‘hostility’

    DRIVERS on the London Underground’s Piccadilly line will strike next week after a “comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations,” their union announced yesterday.

    They will walk out for 24-hour stints from 9pm on Wednesday March 23 and from 12 noon on Tuesday April...

    Friday 18th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Night tube will open in August

    Johnson slammed for politicising the long-delayed service ahead of Tory leadership scrap with Osborne

    Monday 14th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tube staff saved woman’s life – we can’t afford cuts

    CUTS on the London Underground are putting lives at risk, rail workers said yesterday after investigators confirmed that a woman dragged along a platform was only saved by the intervention of staff.

    The woman fell under a Northern line train and was dragged 60 feet last March, when her...

    Friday 11th Mar 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • ‘Complacent’ Tube chiefs shrug off night crime risk

    TUBE and police chiefs were accused of “complacency” yesterday after a report shot down claims that all-night Tube running would result in no increase in crime rates.

    Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said the feted Night Tube would have “no...

    Friday 11th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef’s Tube drivers agree to all-night service deal

    AN ALL-night Tube service in London came a step nearer yesterday when train drivers voted by almost nine to one to accept a pay deal for the service.

    Aslef said its members backed the four-year above-inflation wage offer by 88 per cent in a move welcomed by Tube bosses following a...

    Tuesday 8th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tube Lines staff reject night offer

    CONTRACTED-OUT Tube maintenance staff are balloting for strike action after they were offered an “unacceptably” worse deal than in-house workers, transport union RMT announced yesterday.

    The union is concerned that the offer put to employees of Tube Lines would be...

    Friday 4th Mar 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Tube hub staff ballot to strike on job transfers

    TUBE control room staff are to be balloted on strike action in a row over pay and the “off-loading” of maintenance responsibilities, TSSA announced yesterday.

    The union said London Underground (LU) bosses were “continuing to drag out this unnecessary dispute”...

    Thursday 3rd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT workers vote for all-night trains

    UNDERGROUND workers yesterday gave the thumbs-up to all-night Tube running in London, but there are doubts whether the service will start before Mayor Boris Johnson leaves office in May.

    London Undergound operations director Steve Griffiths said the company could now focus on...

    Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • 500 more Tube workers will join 24-hour strike

    A FURTHER 500 London Underground (LU) staff will join 1,500 maintenance workers on a 24-hour strike on Friday, transport union RMT confirmed yesterday.

    The patrol workers are responsible for checking track and equipment for faults.

    Any problems are then dealt with by...

    Wednesday 10th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions suspend Night Tube strikes


    UNIONS suspended planned strikes over the introduction of all-night Tube services yesterday, after bosses finally agreed to introduce a four-day working week.


    London Mayor Boris Johnson aimed to launch...

    Friday 22nd Jan 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain