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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tube Strike Dates Announced for June and July

Update: 23rd June 2011:
The Tube strikes for next week have been called off.

Update: 21st June 2011: The next Tube strike is planned for Monday 27th June starting at 9pm.

Update: 20th June 2011: The Tube strike is on but as TfL said on their site, there seems to be "very little impact" on the service.  Judging by Twitter, people appeared to be getting around OK on the evening of 19th June when the strike started at 9pm.  It finishes at 3am Monday 20th June, so you might experience some residual delays & peculiarities of London Underground trains being in the wrong places, when the service starts again at around 5am today.

Update: 17th June 2011: Sunday / Monday's strike is still on but TfL expect "very little impact" on passengers.  On their site today they said: "The strike action is due to begin at 21:00 on Sunday and run until 03:00 on Monday. A near normal service is anticipated on both days and passengers are advised to continue to make their journeys on Sunday evening and Monday morning as usual."

Update: 15th June 2011: Talks between RMT and London Underground broke down, which doesn't leave a lot of time for more negotiations before the next planned strike date of Sunday 19th June.

RMT driver members are planning more days of strike action starting from the evening of 19th June 2011 in the continued row over the sacking of two London Underground drivers. You may remember that one of the sacked drivers Eamonn Lynch won his claim of unfair dismissal. Bob Crow demanded an immediate meeting with TfL and also the reinstatement of the other sacked driver, Arwyn Thomas, who worked on the Bakerloo Line.

6 Days of Tube Strikes on the Way for May June 2011

Bob Crow told the BBC: "RMT has made every possible effort to get Arwyn Thomas back to work and it is the intransigence of LU management who have dragged their heels and failed to reach agreement over the past month, that has left us with no choice to put this strike action on."

The drivers' strikes are currently planned for to take place from 21.01 hours on Sunday 19th June 2011 until 03.00 hours on Monday 20th June 2011. Further strikes dates planned are on RMT London Calling's site and are from 9pm Monday 27th June 2011, 12 noon Wednesday 29th June 2011 and 12 noon Friday 1st July 2011.

At time of writing, there is no statement about the proposed strikes on TfL's site. However a spokesman for TfL told the BBC: "It is completely mystifying that, having agreed with London Underground that the tribunal process should take its course, the RMT leadership is now threatening strike action again.

"We committed in good faith to legal discussions ahead of Mr Thomas' tribunal. Unfortunately, no agreement was reached
."

Talks are continuing, so there is a chance the strikes may get called off as they were last time.

Update: 15th June 2011: Talks between RMT and London Underground broke down, which doesn't leave a lot of time for more negotiations before the next planned strike date of Sunday 19th June.

Update: 20th June 2011: The Tube strike is on but as TfL said on their site, there seems to be "very little impact" on the service.  Judging by Twitter, people appeared to be getting around OK on the evening of 19th June when the strike started at 9pm.  It finishes at 3am Monday, so you might experience some residual delays & peculiarities of London Underground trains being in the wrong places, when the service starts again at around 5am.

Update: 23rd June 2011: The Tube strikes for next week have been called off

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