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Bad news: there might be two more 24-hour tube strikes this month

Isabelle Aron

UPDATE: Good news! The RMT, TSSA and Unite have called off the strikes planned for this week after making progress in the negotiation talks. Bad news: the dispute hasn't completely been resolved yet so the unions might announce more strikes.

If you thought that we'd seen the last of the tube strikes after last week's instalment, we've got bad news for you. Following tube strikes last week and in July over disputes on pay and working conditions concerning the new night tube service, the RMT and TSSA have said they will stage two more protests later this month. If they go ahead, the 24-hour strikes are set to kick off from 6.30pm on August 25 and 6.30pm on August 27, which means that the tube could be out of action for most of August 25-27. It's not clear whether it will be a total shutdown of the tube again, as the other two unions – Unite and Aslef – haven't confirmed if they'll be striking yet. Hopefully it all gets resolved, but if the strikes go ahead at least you've probably mastered your how-to-get-to-work-in-a-tube-strike routine by now. Even if it does involve walking the whole damn way.

Want more tube strike news? Vent your frustration with this sweary map.

Or prepare yourselves with our ultimate guide to surviving a tube strike.

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