Tube strike: drivers angry at pay

Friday 19th June 2015

London Underground drivers have voted by 97% to strike next month in a row over pay and the introduction of a new all-night Tube service.

Aslef, the tube driver’s union, has voted to take the 24-hour action from 9.30pm on Tuesday, 8 July, on the back of objections to London Underground plans which it says would mean Tube drivers having to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay.

London’s Tube trains are set to operate a 24-hour service at weekends from 12 September.

Aslef said that 81.3% of its members voted, with 97.6% backing strike action. The union has 2,236 members.

The votes and turnout levels were both above the new thresholds being weighed up by the government for union ballot strikes.

Click here to read the article on Sky News.