Tube strikes 2024

tube strikes

Recently, the ASLEF union said there would be train strikes in the UK next month. Now, London is seeing more strikes today. The people striking are customer service managers from the TSSA union. They’re striking today, April 26, and won’t do any extra hours until May 5.

Don’t worry too much about travel this weekend. The strike might close some stations without much warning, like on April 10, but it won’t mess up the London Underground.

If this strike affects you, we have all the necessary information.

Tube strikes last when

Tube strikes are scheduled to occur from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on April 26. However, it will also affect April 27 for employees whose shifts began before 11:59 p.m. the previous night. The overtime restriction will continue until May 5.

Affected tube strikes stations

This morning, Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that several stations in London are closed because of the ongoing strike. The affected stations include:

  • Regent’s Park
  • Pimlico
  • Tufnell Park

However, some other stations that were closed earlier today have now reopened. These include:

  • Barbican
  • Bermondsey
  • Caledonian Road
  • Temple
  • Highgate
  • Vauxhall

If you are planning to travel, make sure to check for updates on station closures.

What has been said about the strikes?

TSSA General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust commented on the strike, saying:

“Our strike by Customer Service Managers on April 10 was very effective. Many stations had to close quickly, and the public supported us. Since London Underground will not come back to discuss things, we have had to plan more strikes this week.

London Underground should be honest with the public. They will not talk to our union seriously and fairly, which will cause stations to close without warning and leave others without enough staff.

Our union has made it clear that we won’t let the ongoing threats to our members’ jobs, work locations, and work conditions go unchallenged. We will keep up our efforts until the London Underground can talk to us honestly.

Some Questions

What are Tube strikes?

Tube strikes are when workers who operate the London Underground (commonly known as the Tube) go on strike. This means they stop working for a specific period to protest or demand better working conditions.

When are the strikes happening?

The Aslef union, which represents over 2,000 London Underground drivers, has planned two 24-hour walkouts on April 8 and May 4.

Will the strikes affect rail services?

Yes, the strikes will impact not only the Tube strikes but also other train services. On April 8, a train strike coincides with the planned Tube strikes. It will affect several rail companies, including c2c, GTR Great Northern Thameslink, Greater Anglia, Southeastern, South Western Railway main line, Southern/Gatwick Express, and depot drivers, and SWR Island Line.

What happens during a Tube strikes?

When Tube drivers go on strike, there is significant disruption. Many drivers will not go to work, and sometimes entire Tube lines shut down. Commuters may have to use buses, bicycles, trams, or work from home.

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