TfL Tube strikes: London Underground workers voting begins on industrial action

The RMT union has held a series of walkouts on TfL's Tube service since June 2022, causing huge disruption to rail services.
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London Underground workers have started voting on whether to take strike action over pay.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said it is unhappy over the latest pay offer from London Underground, calling for improved staff travel facilities for all Tube workers.

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The union has also criticised Transport for London (TfL) for freezing pay bands, saying it will create a two tier workforce.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Tube workers who help bring vast amounts of value to the London economy are not going to put up with senior managers and commissioners raking it in, while they are given modest below inflation offers.

"The refusal of TfL to restore staff travel facilities and create a two tier workforce is also unacceptable.

"Our members will now decide whether to set a mandate for strike action over pay and we urge TfL to improve their offer to avert disruption to Londoners."

The ballot will close on Tuesday December 19.

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Earlier this month the union announced that rail operators had put forward a deal that could end their industrial action.

The deal included a backdated 2022 pay rise for staff and job security guarantees.

The RMT's dispute with rail companies has been going on for nearly 18 months already, with workers calling for better job security, pay and conditions.

LondonWorld has contacted TfL for comment.

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