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TfL London Tube Strikes: Stations Close Across Capital With All Lines Closed Or Disrupted

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TfL London Tube Strikes: Passengers are being urged to avoid the Tube today, as a strike by thousands of workers in a dispute over jobs and pensions is set to spark severe disruption.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out for 24 hours, in a move expected to cripple services across the capital.

Transport for London (TfL) said some train services will run but it expects severe disruption across the network from the start of service on Monday (6 June) to 8am on Tuesday (7 June).

Many stations, especially those in central and south London, will be closed, while stations that can be opened may only operate for limited periods.

Why are Tube workers striking?

TfL said no proposals have been tabled on pensions or terms and conditions, and nobody will lose their jobs because of the proposals it has set out.

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As part of previous funding agreements, the Government has required TfL to work towards achieving financial sustainability on its operations by April 2023.

TfL has proposed not recruiting into around 500 to 600 posts as they become vacant.

Mr Lord said on Sunday: “No changes have been proposed to pensions and nobody has or will lose their job as a result of the proposals we have set out. My message to the RMT is this – it’s not too late to call off tomorrow’s strike action.

“Working with us to find a resolution is the best course of action, avoiding the disruption this strike will cause to Londoners and the economy.”

The RMT said that under current proposals, 600 jobs will be lost, working agreements will be torn up and the looming threat to pensions remains in place.

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General secretary Mick Lynch said: “We are demanding a direct face-to-face meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan to sort this mess out.

“There’s no point in our union continuing to sit opposite management representatives who have neither the inclination nor the authority to negotiate a settlement, when the power lies with the Mayor.

Richard Burge, chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “We are extremely disappointed that the RMT has called for a mass walkout by TfL workers in such close proximity to the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend when London will be full of visitors.

“The last two years hit London disproportionately hard and the capital is desperately trying to claw back some sense of normality after a tumultuous two years.

“This strike now puts TfL in a position of having to recommend that Londoners work from home.

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“Ultimately, this will only harm London’s economy and it is time for TfL to sort out their dispute with the RMT so we can get back to building prosperity and showing the world that London is open business.”

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