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Next tube strikes: dates and affected lines revealed

Next tube strikes: dates and affected lines revealed

London Underground drivers, represented by the Aslef union, plan to stage two 24-hour strikes, which will worsen commuting problems in the capital.

Here's what you need to know about the upcoming strikes:

When will the strikes take place?

Aslef members will take industrial action on the following dates:

– Monday April 8
– Saturday May 4

These strikes come after an overwhelming 98% of Aslef drivers voted in favor of the strikes, citing concerns over changes to terms and conditions.

Which lines will be affected?

The strikes are expected to disrupt services across most of London's Underground network, with drivers taking part in industrial action. However, the Elizabeth Line will continue to operate as usual as its drivers are represented by the TSSA union. London Overground and the Docklands Light Railway are also expected to continue operating as normal, albeit with potentially increased congestion due to disrupted Tube services.

Why is Aslef going on strike?

Finn Brennan, the organizer of Aslef's Tube, criticized Transport for London (TfL) for allegedly failing to provide guarantees against imposing changes to terms and conditions without an agreement. Brennan highlighted concerns about the proposed longer shifts for drivers, increased time spent in the cab and the elimination of existing working agreements in the name of flexibility and efficiency.

What did Transport for London say?

In response to the strike announcement, Transport for London called for dialogue with union leaders to prevent the industrial action. TfL confirmed its commitment to modernizing procedures while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of both staff and customers. The spokesperson emphasized that no unilateral changes will be imposed and reiterated the organization's commitment to maintaining safety standards on the metro network.

As the strike dates approach, commuters are advised to plan alternative routes and modes of transport to minimize disruption.

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