There will be a tube strike all day this coming Friday (5th October), the tube union ASLEF has announced.
The union says that it’s calling the strike following a breakdown of industrial relations with London Underground
In a statement, Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s organiser on the Underground, said ‘The strike on the Central line is the result of management’s failure to deal with the issues our reps have raised regarding service control problems affecting our members; abuse of the attendance at work procedure; breach of agreements regarding managers driving trains; abuse of the case conference procedure; harsh and unfair use of the disciplinary procedure; and imposition of new and unsafe “flash and dash” working practices.
Based on previous Central line strikes by ASLEF in 2014, the line will be severely affected if the strike goes ahead as planned.
In the past TfL has not been able to run any Central line trains in the centre of London during strike action, although they were able to run limited services at the edges of the network.
Latest details of the strike will be available from TfLTravelAlerts