London Underground workers to stage another strike in August | Railway strikes

London Underground workers are to stage another strike in a long-running dispute over jobs and pensions.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will stop working on August 19.

RMT members are also striking at Network Rail and 14 train operators on August 18 and 20 alongside members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) at several rail companies.

The RMT said the new Tube strike was prompted by Transport for London’s ‘refusal’ to share details of a draft government proposal it had received regarding funding for the transport system in the capital.

The union said it was giving TfL until August 2 to provide assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions.

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RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will once again be taking to the picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.

“They were turned upside down by TfL and [London] Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they haven’t seen the details of that government funding letter.

“Unless assurances are given regarding jobs, pensions and damaging changes to working conditions, our August 19 strike will continue.

Bonny J. Streater