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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Talks fail to avert October's Tube Strike

Any chances of the next set London Underground strikes being called off have failed. The talks with ACAS fell apart
yesterday. Apparently insufficient progress was made in the talks. A spokesperson from the conciliation service ACAS said that the parties have left to reflect their positions.

Tube Strike September 2010

The next Tube strike will take place from 9pm Sunday October 3 for 24 hours. Further strikes are set for the same time Tuesday November 2 and Sunday November 28.

The previous strike on 6th - 7th September was hailed as solid by the Socialist Workers Party.

However there were signs that we might face more than 24 hour strikes in the future. A Socialist Worker supporter on the Tube said "We have a lot of strengths but a series of 24-hour strikes is not guaranteed to win. There are two immediate problems—the first is that in a few months all the jobs we are fighting for will be gone. The second is that management is implementing reorganisation with reduced staffing levels.

"We need to build up workplace organisation on the ground to be able to deliver more than 24 hours
."

Sounds ominous for us commuters. In the meantime, as before, it's impossible to predict the impact this next strike will have on the service, but all lines are likely to be affected. Look out for information on TfL's website nearer the date.


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