London underground drivers to hold two days of strike in June

London underground drivers to hold two days of strike in June

An Underground tube sign is seen alongside a clock on London King's Cross railway station, Lon
An Underground tube sign is seen alongside a clock on London King's Cross railway station, London, Britain, January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/Files

LONDON: London commuters will face major disruption next month after the train drivers' union said on Monday (May 21) it would stage two 24-hour strikes on the underground rail line which serves the Canary Wharf financial district.

Drivers on the Jubilee Line will walk out on Jun 6 and 14 over the imposition of new timetables, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union said.

"Drivers are angry at the impact on work-life balance and rightly see this move as the thin end of a very long wedge that could see processes and agreements unilaterally shredded by tube bosses," said RMT General Secretary Mick Cash.

The Jubilee Line connects Canary Wharf with the capital's political heart at Westminster, as well as Bond Street in London's main shopping district.

Source: Reuters

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