Londoners face more travel chaos with another Tube strike this weekend

11 March 2022, 14:26

Londoners face delays across Tube lines this weekend
Londoners face delays across Tube lines this weekend. Picture: Alamy

By Megan Hinton

Londoners face delays across Tube lines this weekend as the RMT union has called for further strike action in a row over pay.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Railway workers and cleaners will walk out over the weekend as several disputes over pay and conditions continue to be deadlocked.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) working as cleaners, London Underground drivers and train conductors in different companies will take industrial action.

Whilst cleaners employed by contractors on the West Coast mainline and for train operators across London and the South East will take strike action over the weekend over pay.

RMT members on London Underground's Night Tube will stage the latest in a series of evening strikes on Friday and Saturday in a dispute over new rosters.

Customers have been advised not to travel on the majority of routes and to plan carefully if journeys are necessary.

Read more: Russian state TV defies Putin and finally starts broadcasting criticism of the war

Read more: 74 Insulate Britain activists charged over climate protests at M25 and Port of Dover

London Undergound has been running Night Tube services despite the industrial action, which is set to continue until June.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This strike by cleaners sends a clear message that our union will fight tooth and nail against super exploitative contractors who refuse to pay key workers properly.

"The fact that some of our members are on minimum wage with no right to company sick pay is a scandal.

"Not only should these companies cough what our members are owed, they should be stripped of their lucrative rail contracts and all outsourced staff bought back on the railway as direct employees.

Read more: Met Police breached rights of Sarah Everard vigil organisers, High Court rules

Read more: 'Ukraine is gonna win, Kyiv will not be taken': Defenders will prevail, says ex US general

"RMT will not rest until pay justice is achieved for our members."

RMT members working as conductors on the TransPennine Express (TPE) will strike again on Sunday in a row over pay.

An amended timetable will be in place which will see a "significant reduction" in services.

The RMT has announced further strike action by its TPE conductors on March 20, 27, April 3, 16, 17, 30, May 1 and June 4 and 5.

Here are the lines which will be affected by the latest strike action:

Central Line: Strike action from 7pm, little to no service throughout the night.

Victoria Line: Strike action from 7pm, little to no service throughout the night.

Customers urged to use Overground services or TfL buses.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

More strikes are taking place on Saturday

Weekend travel chaos as another day of strikes leaves just a fifth of train network running

Mr Gove has backed Mr Sunak

Michael Gove backs Rishi Sunak in Tory leadership race - as he says Truss campaign has taken 'holiday from reality'

Boulter bit the PD Xander on the head

Man bites police dog on the head after lashing out at officer during arrest

Sanna Marin said she has taken a drug test

Finnish PM takes drug test as new video of her partying emerges


Isis 'Beatle' from London jailed for life in US for role in hostage taking and beheading plot

Sir Alex was in court on Friday

'I never saw Giggs lose temper' Man Utd's legendary ex-manager Sir Alex Ferguson tells trial

Keeping Up Appearances actress Josephine Tewson has died

Keeping Up Appearances star Josephine Tewson dies aged 91

The Environment Agency has issued 'do not swim' orders for 22 beaches in England amid fears sewage discharged from rainwater overflows may have polluted the waters.

'Do not swim' at 22 beaches in England after sewage discharge, Environment Agency warns

Ryan Giggs told his PR executive girlfriend Kate Greville she was "the jam in my donut"

‘Jam in my donut’: Court hears more of Ryan Giggs’ poetry and text exchanges with his ex

A man has appeared at the Old Bailey (right) accused of stabbing a man in a restaurant on London's Poland Street

Chef, 60, ‘stabbed worker to death in Soho Korean restaurant after row about food prep’

Thomas Nutt, 46, killed Dawn Walker hours after their wedding, storing her body in a cupboard before putting it in a suitcase and dumping it in bushes behind their home in Shirley Grove, Lightcliffe, near Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Killer husband who murdered wife on wedding night and hid body in suitcase jailed for life

Brits are scrambling to update their Apple devices after a major security flaw was found

Millions told to update Apple tech 'right now' after major security issue leaves devices vulnerable to hackers


NHS warns surging energy bills could cause 'humanitarian crisis' this winter

There are warnings the cost of a pint could reach as high as £14 in London in years to come

Price of pint in London could reach £14 and takeaway coffee nearly a fiver in coming years, research suggests

Melvin Terry waited for 27 hours in A&E before being sent home

Hospital apologises after grandfather, 76, spent 27 hours waiting for A&E bed before being sent home

The girl was allegedly abducted from Warne Avenue, Droylsden

Man, 23, arrested on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of girl, 6, in Droylsden