Night Tube strike rock solid again

Strike action rock solid again as Night Tube staffing plans ripping up work life balance.

TUBE UNION RMT said that strike action in a fight to stop the ripping up of Night Tube agreements and working arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers, is rock solid again tonight .

RMT General Mick Lynch said;

"The RMT tube strike action tonight is rock solid again in all depots. The public will understand that the widespread impact on services is solely down to the management failure to respond positively to union proposals and to recognise and address the anger of their staff at the imposition of damaging and unacceptable working practices.

"This action was wholly avoidable if LU Management had engaged seriously with us in crucial talks at ACAS this week.

"Tonight's disruption is entirely down to tube bosses bulldozing through arrangements that abolished the Night Tube driver grade, lumping everyone into a central pool where they can be shunted about at will in a drive to cut costs.

"Sadiq Khan needs to face up to his responsibilities as well and pressure LU for a fair and just settlement. The Mayor and his officials need to recognise our determination to defend progressive and family friendly working practices. We remain available for talks. "

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