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Further London Tube And Rail Strikes Are On The Way In November

Strikes hit rail networks across the country earlier in October, with three different unions staging walkouts, and it looks like further action is on the way, starting Thursday, November 3.

When are the rail strikes?

A strike affecting Avanti Coast workers in the RMT Union takes place on November 6. The RMT have also announced larger strike action on November 3, 5 and 7.

Will there be a Tube strike?

Yes. The RMT strike on November 3 will involve the Tube, and could leave London Overground and Underground at a standstill.

The tube is still planned to run on November 5 and 7, though shared lines with those in Network Rail that are affected by strike action could mean disruptions on these days.

Who else are involved in the rail strikes?

Members of the RMT who work at Network Rail will walk out on November 3, 5 and 7. All the exact lines striking have not been confirmed yet, but there will be significant disruption to trains coming in and out of London during this period.

Why are there rail strikes?

The RMT have announced strikes over a pay offer “U-Turn” from Network Rail, and the union is walking out over working conditions, job security and pay.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “On the one hand they (Network Rail) were telling our negotiators that they were prepared to do a deal, while planning to torpedo negotiations by imposing unacceptable changes to our members’ terms and conditions.

“Our members are livid with these duplicitous tactics, and they will now respond in kind with sustained strike action.”

Are more rail strikes planned?

There are no further dates announced, though it is expected the waves of rail strikes across multiple unions including RMT and Aslef will continue this year and into 2023.

This is a developing story, and Secret London will bring you further updates as they are announced.