Central line strike set to affect Christmas shoppers and partygoers

PUBLISHED: 12:19 21 November 2018

RMT members working on the Central line are set to walk out from 8pm on December 21. Picture: Mike Brooke

RMT members working on the Central line are set to walk out from 8pm on December 21. Picture: Mike Brooke

Mike Brooke

Staff on the Central line are set to walk out for 24 hours the weekend before Christmas.

The RMT announced its members are due to strike from 8pm on Friday, December 21 - meaning people planning on using the Night Tube to get home from Christmas parties that evening will have to find an alternative way home.

The industrial action will end at 8pm on Saturday, December 22 - causing disruption for those intending to finish their Christmas shopping or travel to visit family that day.

The walkout is the latest in a long-running dispute between the union and transport bosses, with the RMT citing reasons inluding a failure to employ enough drivers and an abuse of agreed procedures.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Industrial relations along the Central Line have been at breaking point for some time now.

“RMT members on the Central line have made it clear that they have had enough and are prepared to stand up and fight for workplace respect and justice.”

TfL has been contacted for comment.

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