Victoria line Tube strike announced for November 27

14 November 2019, 07:53

The Victoria line will be closed due to a strike
The Victoria line will be closed due to a strike. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

The RMT has announced Underground drivers on the Victoria Line will stage a 24-hour strike from 10pm on November 27

The line is one of the busiest on the Tube network, carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers a day.

The union warned that it will consider further strikes over the Christmas period if the dispute is not resolved.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash accused LU management of reneging on agreements reached during talks.

"LU's actions are deliberately provocative and the announcement of action later this month is solely down to their childish behaviour.

"I have informed London Underground that the union remains available for talks to resolve this matter, but such talks have to be genuine, honest and based on mutual respect and trust.

"RMT representatives will not be treated with contempt by a management that says it has reached an agreement, only for them to rip up such agreements when the talks have concluded," he said.