TRAIN DRIVERS AT RAIL NETWORKS ARE SET TO STRIKE IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER – This involves thousands of Tube staff and means underground services
Thousands of London Underground workers and train drivers at rail networks are set to strike in September and October. RMT – Rail, Maritime and Transport Union and ASLEF – The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen members are striking in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.
ASLEF represents drivers, whereas RMT represents members from lots of different sectors within the rail industry – including station staff and guards. When ASLEF members go on strike, it usually means there are no drivers. When RMT members go on strike, there is widespread disruption to the network with lots of people in different roles going on strike.
This involves thousands of Tube staff and means underground services in the capital will be completely shut down on these dates: Wednesday 4 October, Friday 6 October. There will also be an ASLEF overtime ban – an action short of a strike – on the following days across the UK rail network:
Friday 29th September, Monday 2nd of October, Tuesday 3rd of October, Wednesday 4th of October – when there is already a strike in place Thursday 5 October, Friday 6 October
A number of rail services will be affected on these days, albeit not as dramatically as on all-out strike dates.