When is the next tube strike? Dates for London underground action

Rear view of young woman at subway station with arriving train

London travelers will lose access to the Tube in June (Image: Getty Images/Westend61)

In March 2022 it was still commuters hit by two-day strikes on the London Underground.

10,000 London Underground workers decided to strike over disputes with Transport for London (TfL). And as we now know, that wasn’t the end of the action.

In June, following the platinum anniversary celebrations, a 24-hour strike ensued. Now more tube strikes are on the way.

But when can we expect it? And why are TfL workers on strike?

Here’s what we know.

When is the next tube strike?

The next subway strike takes place Tuesday 21 June 2022.

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A subway strike is taking place in just a few days – on June 21 (Picture: Getty)

It is believed that up to 10,000 Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) workers will leave over a 24-hour period, which is sure to cause major disruption.

In the meantime, More than 1,000 Unite members will also leave their posts for the day.

Unlike previous strikes, the June 21st action coincides with major rail strikes across the UK which will affect many major railway lines and are also taking place on June 23rd and 25th.

Separately, night strikes are taking place every Friday and Saturday through Sunday June 26 on the Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines, the TfL website notes.

Why are London Underground workers on strike?

In the case of the London Underground, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) cited a “quarrel over pensions and job losses” as the reason for the strike.

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Expect major disruption during strike action (Picture: Getty)

A statement from RMT in early June said 600 jobs would be lost under the TfL plans, adding that workers would be “sighted”.[d] huge adverse changes in their pensions and working conditions”.

While Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said: “It is in no way acceptable that the dedicated workers of TfL and the London Underground are being asked to pay the price of the pandemic with their pensions, wage cuts and threats to their jobs.

“Unite members have the full support of their union. These unjustified threats to the pensions, salaries and jobs of our members must be taken off the table immediately or strikes will hit London’s transport network.’

According to TfL, no such changes have been proposed.

TfL Chief Operating Officer Andy Lord told ITV earlier this month: “It is particularly disappointing that the RMT is threatening such disruption as no one has lost or will lose their job under the proposals we have put forward, rather a recruitment freeze than job cuts, and that there have been no proposals to change pensions or conditions.

“We have held regular talks with the RMT to try and resolve this dispute and would welcome further talks rather than strikes.”

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