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London: Underground strikes planned for Queen’s Platinum Bank Holiday

People queue to board a bus on Great Titchfield Street in central London during a strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT). Picture date: Tuesday March 1, 2022. PA Photo. Travelers in London are being warned of severe disruption to Tube service this week as thousands of workers strike over jobs, pensions and working conditions. See PA Story INDUSTRY Tube. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Underground strike action in March led to massive disruption on London’s streets (Image: PA)

A network-wide tube strike could take place the day after the Queen’s Platinum Bank Holiday weekend.

Thousands of station staff have been urged to protest amid a growing row with Transport for London (TfL), the Evening Standard reported.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union have clashed with transport bosses over pension plans and possible job cuts.

The strike action could take place on Monday 6 June and last 24 hours.

People from all corners of the UK are expected to flock to London for the anniversary celebrations, where huge parades and events will be held.

Last week, Sadiq Khan condemned the timing of the strike action, saying it sent “the wrong message”.

A nighttime ban on subway services from June 3, next Friday and July 10 will also constitute the strike action, according to the Standard.

Commuters queue for the resumption of the Tube at Waterloo station in London as Tube service remains suspended following a strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) on Tuesday. Picture date: Wednesday March 2, 2022. PA Photo. Travelers in London are being warned of severe disruption to Tube service this week as thousands of workers strike over jobs, pensions and working conditions. See PA Story INDUSTRY Tube. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The proposed strike action will come just a week after the new Elizabeth Line opens (Image: PA)

Tube trains on the Piccadilly line were parked at a depot near Boston Manor tube station in London during a strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) as commuters left thousands on Thursday due to another strike face another day of travel chaos from workers who will cripple London Tube services. Picture date: Thursday March 3, 2022. PA Photo. Members of the RMT will disembark for 24 hours in a deadlock over jobs, pensions and working conditions that will bring even more misery to travelers across the capital. See PA story INDUSTRY Tube. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire

Sadiq Khan says timing of strike action sends ‘the wrong message’ (Image: PA)

TfL Chief Operating Officer Andy Lord told Metro.co.uk: “We are extremely disappointed that the RMT announced unnecessary strike action on 6 June and share Londoners’ frustration that this and the associated Action planned just before the strike to disrupt the anniversary weekend.’

He added: “If the RMT decides to go ahead with this unnecessary action, we will do everything we can to minimize disruption and ensure everyone can make the most of the capital during the anniversary weekend.”

The planned strike action will come just a week after the launch of the new Elizabeth line, which was named in honor of the anniversary.

The Crossrail project had an initial budget of £14.8bn but the government pledged an additional £4bn to help open it.

Last week, employees at Euston and Green Park threatened to go on strike over the anniversary weekend because a manager was alleged to have been “bullying for years”.

TfL urged the RMT to call off the strike following the news.

People wait for buses at Liverpool Street station in central London during a strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT). Picture date: Tuesday March 1, 2022. PA Photo. Travelers in London are being warned of severe disruption to Tube service this week as thousands of workers strike over jobs, pensions and working conditions. See PA Story INDUSTRY Tube. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Buses were crammed with commuters following subway strikes in March (Image: PA)

A man asks for travel advice outside Tottenham Court Road Tube station in central London during a strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT). Picture date: Tuesday March 1, 2022. PA Photo. Travelers in London are being warned of severe disruption to Tube service this week as thousands of workers strike over jobs, pensions and working conditions. See PA Story INDUSTRY Tube. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

A growing dispute over pay and a job cut has led to the action (Image: PA)

And a Downing Street spokesman said: “I don’t think we will see any disruption to London’s transport system at a moment like this where people are trying to come together to honor this centenary year.”

There are fears next month’s strike action could have a huge impact on commuters as many return to work after the bank holiday.

In March, a similar strike paralyzed London with huge queues and bus lines and delays on the streets.

Members of the RMT union went out for 24 hours in their bitter dispute over jobs, pensions and working conditions.

During the campaign, 200 stations were closed and TfL lost around £13m in revenue.

Queues for buses stretched the streets and rammed buses struggled to exit stops.

Tfl and RMT have been contacted by Metro.co.uk for further comments.

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https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/23/london-underground-strikes-planned-for-queens-platinum-bank-holiday-16690851/ London: Underground strikes planned for Queen's Platinum Bank Holiday

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