When is the next tube strike? March 2023 dates for the London Underground

Commuters at a closed train station

Will you be traveling by subway soon? Best to look for upcoming strikes. (Image: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

Despite some striking workers Having settled their disputes with employers, strikes continue to affect many sectors in the UK.

The London Underground is the latest to announce further industrial action – which will have a major impact on travel in the capital.

Tube drivers from the Aslef union announced strikes in a vote that saw a whopping 99% in favor of leaving work.

Train drivers’ union Aslef says members in other roles – including test train, engineering and management – are also taking action on the same day in disputes over pensions and work arrangements.

Now members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) who work on the subway are set to join them.

But when is the next tube strike?

When is the next tube strike?

The next tube strike is currently taking place morning, Wednesday March 15th.

The promotion lasts 24 hours.

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It is expected to affect all tube lines – details on the expected impact will be released at a later date, but Aslef is the largest union for tube drivers.

TfL warns that “little or no service is expected on the Tube network”.

When Aslef members left the Tube in 2015, it paralyzed the entire London Underground network.

The subway disruption last year was caused by RMT industrial action, so a strike by both unions is expected to have a major impact.

No further dates have been announced but Aslef warns that “this will only be the first day of action in a protracted dispute” if no progress is made.

The strike is also scheduled to take place the day before the railway workers leave and will affect 14 railway operators.

Strikes can be canceled at the last minute so always check with your travel supplier before making any arrangements.

More information on the affected lines and services can be found on the TfL strike website.

Why do tube drivers go on strike?

Commuters queuing for buses outside Victoria Station in London

RMT union action has severely disrupted the metro network, leading to long queues for buses, but the Aslef strike could shut it down entirely (Image: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Shutterstock)

Aslef organizer Finn Brennan said: “Members are unwilling to endure the threat to their working conditions and pensions any longer…or pay the price for the Government’s failure to properly fund London’s public transport system.

“Cuts to safety training have already been enforced and management is open that it plans to scrap all current working arrangements under the guise of ‘modernization’ and ‘flexibility’, replacing the agreed attendance and disciplinary measures.

“Proposals to cut pension benefits are due to be announced next week.”

Mick Lynch on an RMT picket line

Mick Lynch, general secretary of the Rail, Shipping and Transport Union (RMT), says tube workers deserve better job security and conditions (Image: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire)

The RMT said London Underground Ltd (LUL) has started to cut 600 station staff jobs.

Mick Lunch, RMT General Secretary, said: “Our members will never accept job losses, attacks on their pensions or changes in working conditions to pay for a funding cut, which is a government policy decision.

“Metro workers perform an essential service to the capital, keeping the city moving and working long hours in demanding roles.

“In return, they deserve decent pensions, job security and good working conditions, and RMT will do everything we can to ensure that they get that.”

Nick Dent, Director of Customer Operations at TfL, told the BBC the transport authority had not proposed any pension changes and called on unions to “cancel this damaging strike”.

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