ASLEF drivers on Night Tube to strike

16 March 2017

ASLEF drivers who work on London Underground's Night Tube service have voted unanimously to strike in a dispute over fair access to full-time jobs.

 

The ballot, conducted by Electoral Reform Services, was 100% in favour of industrial action on a turnout of 75%.

 

Finn Brennan, ASLEF's organiser on London Underground, said: 'Under the previous Mayor, London Underground pushed through the recruitment of part-time staff to operate Night Tube because they weren't prepared to find a fair way to roster the work with full time staff. Boris Johnson believed that new part-time recruits could be used to undermine trade unions and attack conditions for existing staff. Instead, these new recruits saw that it made sense to join and get active in ASLEF and have now delivered a huge yes vote to strike.

 

'ASLEF is determined to achieve a fair deal for Night Tube drivers just as we are for every other member. The executive committee has decided to give London Underground much longer than the normal seven days' notice of industrial action that is required by law, so that there is ample opportunity for London Underground management to reach an agreement with us. I hope they will take advantage of this opportunity to avoid the necessity to take strike action.'

 

The strikes will be on the nights of Saturday 8 April and 29 April.

 

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