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London Tube to face disruptions over workers strike

London Tube to face disruptions over workers strike London Tube to face disruptions over workers strike (Getty Images)

There will be no service or disruptions on the London Underground between January 7 and 12 because of the workers' strike, according to Transport for London, BBC reports.

Rail, Maritime, and Transport Union (RMT) members working across various sections of the Tube will participate in separate strikes during this period due to a dispute over a 5% pay offer.

It is recommended that passengers should only travel if it is necessary, and check for updates before their journey.

Despite the Tube disruptions, services on the Elizabeth line, London Overground, DLR, London Trams, and London buses are expected to operate normally, although they may experience last-minute changes and heightened congestion.

The schedule is as follows:

  • On Sunday, January 7, Tube services will end earlier than usual. Passengers are advised to complete their Tube journeys by 17:30, and lines serving the Emirates will attempt to remain open longer for football fans.

  • From Monday, January 8, to Thursday, January 11, severe disruption is expected, with little to no Tube services running.

  • On Friday, January 12, Tube services will start later than usual, with a return to normal service expected by midday.

Tube workers strike

TfL's chief operating officer Glynn Barton said the 5% pay rise was "the most we can afford". RMT members voted by over 90% against a “below inflation” pay, calling it “unacceptable”.

“Our members have made it clear that they are prepared to take action and we urge TfL to improve their offer to avert disruption in the capital,” said RMT general secretary Mick Lynch.

In response, a TfL spokesperson said, “We are disappointed that RMT has announced strike action based on our full and final pay offer...We encourage the RMT to engage with us to avoid disruption for Londoners.”