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There's going to be a 24-hour tube strike starting on Sunday evening

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Josh Mcloughlin
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New year, new tube strike. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union has voted to take industrial action between 6pm Sunday January 8 and 5.59pm Monday January 9.

The strike will affect all London Underground stations. Every. Single. One.

But why? The row is over staffing at tube stations and safety following job losses for 900 frontline workers and ticket office closures during 2016.

RMT's general secretary Mike Cash said: 'RMT will not stand by while safety is compromised on London Underground off the back of cash-led cuts to staffing levels that the union has warned would have a serious, lasting and corrosive impact for staff and passengers alike. That is why our members are taking this action.' More than 3,000 RMT members sought strike action in the vote. 

Looks like it's time to make good on that resolution to cycle to work.

Photo: Nick Richards.

Don't panic – here's our guide to surviving a tube strike.

In other tube news, all the adverts at Clapham Common tube station have been replaced with pro-vegan posters.

And here's everything you need to know about the TfL fare increases for 2017.

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