Night Tube to be hit by strike action

Tube trainRMT members working on the Night Tube have for strike action over pay and pensions.

A ballot of Tube Lines maintenance and engineering staff recorded an overwhelming vote for action.

The dispute is over the company’s refusal to discuss outstanding pensions issues until after the launch of the Night Tube operation, as well as staffing arrangements and pay.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members have now shown their anger at the way that Tube Lines have attempted to tie in attacks on pensions with the offer on pay and Night Tube. There are also major unresolved issues over the Tube Lines staffing arrangements for the Night Tube and over Performance Related Pay.

“The ballot result will be considered by RMT’s executive and now that the members have shown their anger it is absolutely essential that there is the earliest possible resumption of serious and meaningful talks on these issues and the union is ready to engage in those talks.”

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