Search

Central line to run a reduced service on Thursday after RMT union announces strike

PUBLISHED: 14:07 24 January 2017

There are severe delays on the Jubilee line this morning due to a person under a train earlier. Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire/PA Images

There are severe delays on the Jubilee line this morning due to a person under a train earlier. Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire/PA Images

PA Wire/PA Images

There will be significant disruption to Central line services on Thursday after RMT union members voted to support a 24-hour strike.

From 9pm tomorrow affected members at Hainault, Leytonstone and Loughton Traincrew Depots will not book on to their shifts in protest of “staff displacement”, significantly impacting the frequency of the service across London.

In an effort to minimalise the strike’s affect, there will be no Central line services east of Leytonstone all day on Thursday, while a reduced service will operate across the rest of London.

An RMT spokesman defended the strike action.

He said: “RMT negotiators have made strenuous efforts through the ACAS machinery to resolve this dispute but the door has been slammed in our faces.

“Let us be in no doubt, if London Underground are allowed to get away with this move on the Central Line they will start shunting drivers around the combine at the drop of a hat regardless of the consequences.

“Our members will be sent out from pillar to post to plug gaps that are solely down to staffing shortages. With massive budget cuts in the pipeline at LU this is a straw in the wind as to how the company expects to operate in the future.

“Staff across London Underground are angry and the company would be wise to recognise that. The action is on and RMT remains available for serious talks.”

More to follow.

Latest East London News Stories

29 minutes ago

The heatwave may finally be coming to an end, with the cooler weather making it the ideal time to go outside and exercise.

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in Stepney.

07:00

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

Yesterday, 19:06

Victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing are set to meet with the Northern Ireland Office to discuss compensation plans for those impacted by the Troubles.

Yesterday, 17:26

A coach driver who turned into the path of a cyclist and caused fatal and “catastrophic injuries” only knew there had been an accident because a passenger alerted him to it, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 14:00

Youngsters braved the wind and rain to build and race their very own go-karts.

Yesterday, 13:22

When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.

Yesterday, 12:00

A free-lance accountant with a passion for books has appealed for help replacing his three-wheeled bookshop after thieves stole it from his home.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now