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Tube strikes 2024: last-minute tube strikes have been announced for today

Customer service managers will walk out across the London Underground for 24 hours

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

Just a few days after the ASLEF union announced several days of train strikes throughout the UK for next month, now more industrial action has been announced for London – and it’s taking place today (April 26)

The strike is from customer service managers who are members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) and it’s taking place today, Friday April 26. On top of that, those same employees will not work overtime until May 5. 

Before you panic about getting about town this weekend, it’s worth noting that the TSSA strike is unlikely to cause major disruption across the entire London Underground network. Instead, individual stations will shut shut at short notice – that’s what happened when TSSA members walked out as part of the same dispute on April 10. Here’s everything you need to know about the strikes. 

How long will the tube strike last?

The strike will last from 12:01am to 11:59pm on April 26,. However, it will also impact April 27, due to employees whose shifts start before 11.59pm the night before. The overtime ban will last until May 5. 

Which tube stations are affected?

This morning, TfL has confirmed that several stations are closed across London due to strike action. Those are: 

  • Pimlico
  • Regent’s Park
  • Tufnell Park

Other stations were closed earlier today but have since reopened, including Barbican, Bermondsey, Caledonian Road, Highgate, Temple and Vauxhall. 

You can check for further disruption and closures on the TfL website here

Why are tube workers striking? 

TSSA customer service managers are striking over the terms and conditions of their jobs.

What’s been said about the strikes?

Commenting on the strike, TSSA General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust said:

‘It’s clear that our Customer Service Managers strike on 10 April made a real impact, many stations shut at short notice, and we had overwhelming support from the public. Because of London Underground’s refusal to get back round the negotiating table, we have been forced to take further strike action this week.

‘London Underground must now come clean with the public – their refusal to negotiate seriously and fairly with our union will lead to stations closing at the last minute and other stations being understaffed. 

‘We have made it clear that our union will not accept the continued threats to our members’ roles, locations, terms, and conditions to stand unchallenged. We will continue to take sustained action until London Underground is prepared to negotiate with us in good faith.’

You can keep up to date with all the strikes planned for London’s train services on Time Out’s industrial action hub here.

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