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COMPLETELY CLOSED: Entire Tube network set for shutdown following strike action announcement

 Published on: 12th February 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Strike action announced by the RMT transport workers’ trade union could see the entire London Underground closed for two days at the beginning of March.

Some 10,000 members of the union, which could even be joined by others across London transport, have been told to not come to work on Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 3, running from a minute past midnight to a minute to midnight on both days.

This walkout is expected to have an impact on the whole Tube network, potentially bringing it to a standstill. Thus Northwood, Northwood Hills, Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, West Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens and South Ruislip stations will all be affected and possibly closed.

It’s all over a dispute between the RMT and Transport for London (TfL) about the latter’s recent announcement that between 500 to 600 London Underground jobs are set to be axed, especially affecting those working at stations.

There is also a fear amongst union members that people’s pensions and workplace safety conditions are under risk. TfL has stated that the cuts are necessary to avoid calamity for the organisation, which has been struggling to save money since issues arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This strike action adds to the currently ongoing Night Tube strikes every weekend, which have been affecting services on the Central and Victoria lines and will do so through to June.

The RMT have said remain open to talks with TfL to resolve the situation.

Photo Credit: Lachlan Fearnley

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