When is the next London Underground walkout in August?

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Due to the 24-hour strike by RMT members, half of the subway lines are not served at all

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The strike takes place on Friday 19 August and will result in just a fifth of normal services – with half of the lines not being served at all.

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The news comes as the RMT union held a strike action on Wednesday (July 27) that saw tens of thousands of Network Rail workers and 14 train operators stage strikes.

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At the same time, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) is holding its own strike.

What are the other strike dates?

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The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) has also announced a strike by its members at Avanti West Coast for Wednesday.

Meanwhile, on Saturday (July 30), members of the Aslef drivers’ union will go on strike in eight factories.

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The RMT had already announced two more days of rail strikes for August 18th and 20th.

Here the railway operators go on strike in July and August.

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  • Arriva Rail London
  • Great western
  • LNER
  • Greater Anglia
  • southeast
  • Hull trains
  • West Midlands trains

Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

  • RMT members will strike again.
  • Avanti West Coast
  • C2C
  • Chiltern Railway
  • intercity trains
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • LNER
  • Northern Trains
  • southeast
  • Südwestbahn
  • south
  • Thames link
  • West Midlands trains
  • TransPennine Express
  • London Underground (19 August)

Why is there a subway strike?

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The union said the new London Underground strike was sparked by Transport for London’s (TfL) refusal to share details of a draft government proposal it had received to fund the capital’s transport system.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will picket again in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and working conditions.

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“They were screwed by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan.”

He added: “And to add insult to injury, they haven’t seen the details of this government funding letter.

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“If there are no assurances about jobs, pensions and adverse changes in working conditions, our strike will continue on August 19.”

The union said it was giving TfL until August 2 to make those assurances.

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What did Transport for London say?

Meanwhile, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Lord said it has yet to receive official notification of the strike action.

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He said: “No agreement has been reached with the government.

“We continue to work closely with our unions, while also speaking with the Government, to ensure that any funding agreement is fair and right for London’s recovery and for our colleagues.”

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Mr Lord added: “There is still a lot to be done.

“We urge the RMT to cancel this action and work with us to support London’s recovery.”

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