UPDATE – the strike has been called off

A tube strike planned by RMT and ASLEF members this Wednesday (6th June) is likely to totally eliminate the Jubilee line, although a threatened walkout on the District line has now been cancelled.

All other Tube lines will operate as normal, but can be expected to be very crowded where they run close to the Jubilee line.

TfL says that the dispute with Jubilee line drivers relates to the new timetable that boosts capacity and train frequency during peak hours. They say that the rosters put in place to operate this timetable are within the agreements made between London Underground and the trade unions.

The RMT counters that the new timetables were not introduced without it being consulted and that they “ride roughshod over current rostering agreements”.

As part of the new timetable, the RMT had been expecting more drivers to be hired across the entire line, but instead TfL found that it could move drivers from Stratford to North Greenwich to achieve the same level of coverage instead.

ASLEF said that it was concerned about commitments on weekend working on the Jubilee line.

A second round of strikes is also planned for the 14th June.

NEWSLETTER

Be the first to know what's on in London, and the latest news published on ianVisits.

You can unsubscribe at any time from my weekly emails.

Tagged with: , ,
SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE

This website has been running now for just over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It's very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what your read on here, then please support the website here.

Thank you

2 comments
  1. Melvyn says:

    Tube strike on the Jubilee Line has just been called off …

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    So the tube strike on the District Line will continue with 2 24hr strikes to happen throughout June.

Home >> News >> Transport News