Bad news for London commuters as three more days of tube strikes are confirmed 6 years ago

Bad news for London commuters as three more days of tube strikes are confirmed

London Underground staff have announced dates for three 24-hour strikes in January and February.

The strikes will take place on January 26 as well as February 15 and 17, as disputes over pay and night tubes drag on.

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The RMT union confirmed the news on Monday, with drivers from the Aslef union also promising to join the industrial action.

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Overnight tube services were due to begin operating during weekends back in September, but a series of strikes delayed the implementation of the new system.

London Underground staff will once more undertake industrial action over the a failure to agree how the service will work, as well as disputes over pay and work rosters.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said the union supports the idea of a "properly worked out night Tube service" but added that an "abject failure to work through the detail has led to a comprehensive breakdown in the negotiations".

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "If a strike goes ahead, it will hit many London Underground workers who do not necessarily support the action, and it will cost the strikers in lost pay."

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But Sadiq Khan, Labour's candidate for London's upcoming mayoral election, placed the blame firmly at Johnson's door, saying: "It proves once and for all that the Tory strategy of refusing to negotiate or even meet with the unions makes strikes more likely not less."