There was solid support for today’s (Thursday 9 July) London Underground stoppage among members of Britain’s largest union, Unite, who were on strike in a dispute over the introduction of all-night Tube services from September.
Over 400 Unite members, working as electrical and maintenance technicians, linesmen and signallers on London’s tube network joined members from ASLEF, RMT and TSSA in the 24 hour strike which is set to draw to a close this evening.
Unite regional officer Hugh Roberts said: “The blame for today’s disruption lies firmly at the door of London Underground management and the high handed way in which they have sought to railroad these changes through.
“Any reasonable employer wanting to introduce unsocial night shifts and the upheaval that brings to the work/life balance of workers would be engaging with workforce representatives in a constructive manner.
“Sadly that has not been the case with London Underground who have forced our members to take the last resort of strike action. We would urge London Underground to return to the negotiating table and address our members’ concerns over night tube running.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869.
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Notes to editors
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.