A strike by thousands of Tube workers in London is causing severe delays to commutes. Journeys are expected to see disruptions throughout the day and potentially into tomorrow. Central London stations have been clotsed as a result of the walkout by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union. The RMT Union strike will last for 24 hours, starting at one minute past midnight this morning, Monday June 6.
The action comes amid fears from workers regarding loss of pensions, job stability, and unsociable working hours and conditions. Andy Lord, TfL’s chief operating officer, said the following:
“No changes have been proposed to pensions and nobody has or will lose their job as a result of the proposals we have set out.”
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch has “demand[ed] a direct face-to-face meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan” to address worker’s concerns.
“There’s no point in our union continuing to sit opposite management representatives who have neither the inclination nor the authority to negotiate a settlement, when the power lies with the Mayor,” says Mick Lynch. 🚇📢
— RMT (@RMTunion) June 5, 2022
TfL recommends that those who can, try to avoid traveling today, and be aware of the potential for continued disruptions Tuesday as the effects of the Tube strike may be felt until 8 AM in the morning. Commuters are also urged to, where possible, walk or take advantage of the city’s Santander bikes and e-scooter rentals.
Other services, the London Overground, Elizabeth line, DLR, London Trams, and National Rail, are expected to run as normal. However, where applicable they will not stop at stations that have closed as a result of the strike. These services, along with other public transportation options throughout London, will also be busier as a result of closures.
To plan your journey and check on line statuses, head to the TfL website.