ASLEF response to LU night tube map

21 June 2015

London Underground tomorrow launches its official Night Tube map in a blaze of publicity - knowing full well that it won't be able to implement its proposals unless it sits down and does a deal with the men and women it wants to drive the trains through the night.

Finn Brennan, ASLEF's District Organiser for the Tube, said: 'It’s easy enough to produce a map, but if London Underground management want to have an all night service in September, then they need to sit down and negotiate a fair deal for the staff they expect to provide it.
 
'Last week train drivers on London Underground voted by a record 97% to strike over London Underground's refusal to negotiate on new rosters that would mean they could have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay.
 
'We aren't opposed to all night services, but they have to be introduced in a way that is fair and protects the work/life balance of the hard-working staff who have delivered the improved service that Underground management boast of.'

London Underground said: 'The new map has been designed to show customers clearly which Tube lines and stations will operate 24-hour services from the early hours of 12 September 2015, transforming night time journeys across London for millions of people. As the most visited city in the world, London will be joining just a handful of other top world cities, including New York and Berlin, which also provide metro services through the night. The new services will help to maintain London's status as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit.'
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