Train and tube strikes set for April and May

Strike action and a new overtime ban will begin next month

ASLEF, the UK's train drivers union, have announced the next scheduled set of tube and train strikes for this April and May. 

Train drivers will engage in a programme of rolling one-days trikes, as well as a six-day overtime ban. 

The scheduled strikes

ASLEF members will walk out at Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains, and CrossCountry on Friday 5th April. 

At Chiltern, GWR, LNER, Northern, and TransPennine Trains on Saturday 6th April. 

And at c2c, Greater Anglia, GTR Great Northern Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, South Western Railway main line and depot drivers, and SWR Island Line on Monday 8th April.

ASLEF members will also not work on rest days from Thursday 4th April to Saturday 6th April and from Monday 8th April to Tuesday 9th April.

Tube drivers will also strike on Monday 8th April and Saturday 4th May as a result of a dispute over working conditions.

Official statements

Finn Brennan, ASLEF's full-time organiser on the London Underground, said: "Despite a previous commitment to withdraw plans for massive changes to drivers' working conditions, London Underground management has established a full-time team of managers preparing to impose their plans."

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, added: "Last month, when we announced renewed mandates for industrial action, because, under the Tories' draconian anti-union laws, we have to ballot our members every six months, we called on the train companies, and the government, to come to the table for meaningful talks to negotiate a new pay deal for train drivers who have not had an increase in salary since 2019."

The hospitality industry is estimated to have lost over £4bn as a result of the 20-month dispute.

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