RMT Announces Further Tube-Strike Walkouts for August

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Another week, another tube strike announcement. According to reports today, London Underground staff are set to stage two more 24-hour strikes as union disputes about the new all-night tube service and working conditions fail to reach a resolution.

The RMT union has announced plans about the latest strike action, which will allegedly be starting from 6.30pm on Tuesday 25 August and again from 6.30pm on Thursday 27 August. So this means there are unlikely to be any tube services running on Wednesday 26 August and Friday 28 August.

As you'd expect, the union action is escalating in line with the new all-night tube plans, which are set to come into effect from 12 September. London Underground said no staff would be forced into working longer hours and that employees would have a choice as to whether they work nights or not. But it looks like TfL won't guarantee that the new plans won't be hugely disruptive to staff and majorly affect their work / life balance in the future.

By Becca Caddy

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