London Tube Strike June 2022: Which lines will be affected today?

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Rits are facing travel misery this summer as a series of tube and rail strikes threaten to derail vacation plans for millions.

Railway owners and the RMT union leading the strike have been urged to “speak like civilized adults” to prevent travel chaos.

Last-minute talks between union chiefs and rail operators were underway on Monday, but with no significant breakthrough on Monday evening, ahead of widespread network disruptions.

But when and why is the strike happening?

When is the tube and train strike?

Around 10,000 London Underground workers walked out of stations for 24 hours on 21 June as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses and pensions.

On the same day, over 50,000 RMT workers in Network Rail and 13 train operating companies staged a walkout on UK railways in the largest strike on the network since 1989.

Further strikes on Railways are scheduled for Thursday, 23 June and Saturday, 25 June. The RMT confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Thursday’s walkout would take place a minute before midnight, as it accused Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps of “wasted talks”. ,

Asleph members on Hull trains will also strike on 26 June, Greater Anglia on 23 June and Croydon Tramlink on 28 and 29 June and 13 and 14 July.

Aslef announced a strike on three companies in separate lines over wages, while the Transport Salaried Employees Association (TSSA) reported industrial action ballots for more than 6,000 National Rail employees.

Elsewhere, TSSA has also served notices to hundreds of workers on Southeastern train services to vote.

The union said it had sought no guarantee of mandatory redundancy, no disagreeable changes in terms and conditions and wage hikes reflecting rising cost of living.

The ballot opens on June 23 and closes on July 11, so action can begin on July 25.

TSSA is voting hundreds of its members across NR, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Train, Avanti West Coast, Northern, LNER and C2C in a growing controversy across railways.

Which lines and services will be affected?

Around 10,000 RMT members, including station employees, were involved in Tuesday’s tube strike and all services were affected.

Below is advice from the TFL website:

Wednesday 22 June:

  • Services still affected by Tuesday’s strike
  • 08:00. No tube services will run before
  • Avoid tube travel until midday – disruptions likely to continue
  • Reduced service to mid-morning on the London Overground and Elizabeth Line

Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 June:

  • Strike on National Rail Services (Nationwide) on Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th June
  • Reduced service on Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June on the London Overground and Elizabeth Line (where TfL uses National Rail assets) as well as parts of the Tube
  • London Overground services will run at 07:30 on Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June. 18:00. complete your journey
  • Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 June, no service between Romford and Upminster due to strike action
  • Thursday TfL says: A reduced service on the Elizabeth Line between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow terminals and Liverpool Street and Shenfield due to industrial action on Network Rail
  • Disruption following possible attacks on the Tube, Elizabeth Line and London Overground on Friday 24 and 26 June
  • Disruption on the Bakerloo Line – Queens Park to Harrow and Weldstone

Similar walkouts on the Tube in early March almost completely closed the Underground with more than 200 stations closed.

Meanwhile, on UK railways, one in five trains are likely to run during the strike, and only between 7am and 7pm, probably only on the main lines.

The strike has caused serious disruption to those attending the Glastonbury Festival on 23 June, as well as England’s Test cricket match against New Zealand in Leeds on the same day.

The UK Athletics Championships to be held in Manchester on 24-26 June and Armed Forces Day in London on 25 June will also have an impact.

Runs train services between southeast London and parts of Kent and East Sussex.

Are there any contingency plans?

Network Rail and RMT have held talks but with no success so far.

The National Railways has drawn up contingency plans that anticipate disruption of services for six days from the strike, from the first walkout on Tuesday, 21 June, to the day after the third strike on 26 June.

Members of the RMT union on the picket line at Oxford Circus tube station

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Why are there strikes?

The Tube strike comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Transport for London and RMT over pensions and job cuts.

RMT has proposed to close 600 posts on the underground as a cost saving measure.

The ongoing protest centers on the axing of 500 to 600 tube station posts and a review of the TfL pension scheme by Transport for London to save cash.

RMT Secretary General Mick Lynch said on Monday: “TfL, London Underground Limited (LUL) and the Mayor of London have today had ample opportunity to negotiate with the union to stop this strike action.

“Their stubbornness and stubbornness have left the RMT members with no option but to take decisive action.

“We will not rest until we have a proper resolution to this dispute and we urge the mayor to stand up for the Tory government that is in funding TfL rather than try to do a fight with the tube workers.” making cuts.”

Meanwhile, the widespread train strike came after the RMT claimed that rail firms had not made “concrete offers” on demands for better wages and job security.

RMT assistant general secretary Eddie Dempsey told LBC: “We’ve asked for a substantial pay increase. And we’re basing it on the fact that a lot of our members are now in their third year of a pay freeze.

“We haven’t kept any figures for this and many of the losses in terms of jobs offered in the industry are over 2,500.”

What did the government say about the strike?

Health Secretary Sajid Javid asked railway owners and unions to act like elders and make compromises.

He told Times Radio: “It would be wrong on every level to strike.

“I hope they will sit with the industry, think again, act wisely, act like elders and understand that the strike will not only be wrong for the commuters, it will also cause trouble, but actually I think that it would be wrong. workers in the industry.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the strike was “incredibly disappointing”.

He added: “The pandemic has changed travel habits with 25 per cent lower ticket sales and the taxpayer stepping in to keep the railways running at a cost of £16 billion, equivalent to £600 per family.

“We must act now to bring the industry to a sustainable level. We are working with industry to reduce the disruption caused by strike action, but unions are jumping the gun by announcing it when talks have just begun. ,

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