The strike will last for 24 hours from midnight on Friday August 19. TfL is ‘strongly encouraging’ Londoners to avoid travelling on Friday until 8 am on Saturday August 20.
Here’s what we know so far
According to transport for London, the dates planned for the strike are:
Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 August
- National rail strikes planned on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August
- London-wide strikes affecting Tube, Rail and bus planned for Friday 19 August
- Some disruption is likely early in the day after each strike
The Companies affected are
The companies affected by the strike are Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Southeastern and West Midlands Trains.
Why are workers striking?
The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said Tube workers are to walk out over a dispute over pensions and Overground workers are striking over pay.
Bus drivers are striking in a separate pay dispute.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.
“They have been messed around by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they have not seen the detail of this funding letter from government.
“Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on 19 August will go ahead.”
Regarding the bus strikes, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The workers’ parent company RATP is fabulously wealthy and it can fully afford to pay our members a decent wage increase.
“Unite’s members play a crucial role in keeping London moving and they are not going to accept seeing their pay constantly eroded.
“Unite does what it says on the trade union tin and always defends the jobs, pay and conditions of its members. Our members at London United will receive the union’s complete support until this dispute is resolved and a fair pay offer secured.”
It comes after they were offered a pay increase of 3.6 per cent in 2022 and 4.2 per cent next year – well below inflation.
A TfL spokesperson said: “Strikes are bad news for everyone, and we urge Unite and RATP to reach agreement and avoid the need for industrial action.”