Tube Strike (1)

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What benefits have London Underground workers received from the decision of a minority of the membership of the RMT and the TSSA to strike from the 4th-6th February?


Answer for Tube Strike (1)

Answer for Tube Strike (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is entirely regrettable that Tube customers and hardworking staff suffered disruption due to this unnecessary strike action which was taken despite London Underground's desire and willingness to progress with detailed discussions of its proposals with the trades unions.  LU had of course already made a commitment to staff that there would be no compulsory redundancies and a job for everyone at LU who wants to continue working there and is willing to embrace change. 

Further strike action was averted after LU agreed with the trades unions to extend the consultation to April 2014 - something it would have agreed to at any time.  It is, of course, good news that the detailed discussions are back underway and all parties can continue with planning for the future.