When is the next Tube strike? Dates and times of London Underground action

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  • January 30, 2023
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Londoners should brace themselves for travel chaos throughout February with a couple of tube strikes set to take place.

This is separate to the nationwide rail strikes also planned for February as the RMT continues their battle for fairer pay.

The London Underground strikes come amid an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

Here’s when the next tube strike is set to take place – and all you need to know about the walkout.

When is the next Tube strike?

The next Tube strike is set to take place on Saturday February 4.

There will then be another strike on the following Saturday, February 11.

This is not a full strike across the Underground network and only members of the ASLEF Union working on the Bakerloo Line will be taking part in industrial action.

All other lines – except the Elizabeth Line which will be affected by industrial action until February 28- will run as normal.

However, disruption to the Bakerloo Line may lead to delays on other lines, as Londoners use alternative travel routes.

Why are London Underground workers going on strike?

Members of the ASLEF Union are striking in a dispute over a plan the union claims would allow trains to go into sidings and depots without a check to ensure that passengers have left the train.

Aslef dubbed the proposal ‘flash and dash’ and warned that passengers would have to depend on hearing unreliable PA announcements on 50-year-old trains to avoid being taken unwittingly into depots and sidings.

Finn Brennan, Aslef’s organiser on the Underground, said of the proposal: ‘This puts both passengers and staff at risk.

‘Previous experience had shown that removing physical checks means that thousands of passengers are unwittingly taken into sidings or depots.

‘We understand the pressure that London Underground is under to cut costs, but this cannot be at the expense of the safety of passengers and staff.’

Aslef members will now refuse to take trains into depots and sidings without safety checks.

In a separate dispute, the RMT has also carried out industrial action on the London Underground in recent months, citing a dispute over jobs, pensions, and working conditions in the past.

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