Tube strikes could cause chaos over Christmas

Strikes from the Tube and mainline rail in the run up to Christmas were threatened today.

Over 1000 train drivers may strike, under Aslef union, on the 18th of November, and there may be more to come. By law unions must give seven days notice on strike action – meaning that they won’t start stiking till at least next month.

RMT said it would ballot its driver members on Southern Rail in the continuing row over changes to the role of the guard and driver-only operated trains.

RMT is claiming 873 jobs have been removed from stations leaving staff unable to cope.

Steve Griffiths, LU’s chief operating officer, said: “The safety of customers and staff is our top priority and our hardworking people ensure LU remains one of the safest metros in the world. There are more of our staff available to customers in public areas of stations than ever before and crime is at its lowest level.”

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