TfL Vow To Run Decent Service During Tube Strike
Transport for London have vowed to run as many tube lines as possible during next week's Tube Strikes.
The Rail Maritime and Transport Union has announced six separate strikes to London Underground services, designed to affect commuters for two full working weeks in a row over two sacked tube drivers.
One of the drivers, Eamonn Lynch, has since won a tribunal for unfair dismissal and the RMT are demanding that he and Arwyn Thomas are both given their jobs back, insisting they were sacked for union activities.
However, TfL believes the support for the strike among tube drivers is low and is optimistic about providing a decent service.
London Undergound Managing Director Mike Brown said: "Just one in ten of the total number of Tube drivers actually voted for strike action. The majority of our drivers are also members of the ASLEF union, rather than RMT, and who are not on strike.
"I know that the vast majority of Tube drivers are dedicated and hard working public servants who do an excellent job, day in day out. Should the threatened RMT strike action go ahead, we will be doing all we can to keep Tube lines running and to keep London moving."
Drivers will walk out for between nine and 24 hours from Monday 16th May to Friday 20th and again from Monday June 13th to Friday 17th.