United Kingdom - London Underground workers and Southern Rail drivers take collective action - January 31, 2017

Tube workers continued their strike action on two London Underground lines on 26 January 2017. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union who work on the central line walked out in a dispute over the 'forced displacement' of staff. The strike affected more than 800,000 commuters. RMT Southern Rail drivers’ union also staged collective action on 24, 25 and 27 January 2017, with pickets planned at key locations. RMT has repeatedly requested access to the talks about working conditions of rail drivers involving the TUC, the employers, and other unions but they have been excluded for the negotiation talks so far. RMT considers that their continued exclusion from the negotiating table is unacceptable and will continue to press ahead with their industrial action.

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