In the news: RMT announce strikes over pay, Night Tube and 'Fit for the Future'

The RMT has announced three further strike dates on the tube, and a 'week of action' on stations in ongoing disputes involving pay, Night Tube and the introduction of 'Fit for the Future' on stations, where bosses are trying to cut over 800 frontline workers and rip up agreements.

The RMT's determined action to fight for decent conditions for members has again made front pages in the press.

  • BBC - 'London Underground staff plan three 24-hour strikes'

London Underground staff are to stage three 24-hour strikes and other industrial action over pay and night Tubes.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said the plans to introduce a Night Tube were "bodged". Aslef claimed earlier London Underground management had refused to meet to discuss conditions for working on the proposed Night Tube.

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  • Guardian - 'London Underground users to face three 24-hour tube strikes'

Unions have confirmed three days of strikes across the London Underground in the latest wave of industrial action in the long-running dispute with tube bosses over pay and all-night services. The RMT said it had instructed its members to strike for 24 hours on three dates.

The RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said it backed the planned 24-hour tube service in principle but blamed the mayor and London Underground for trying to force through the plans without agreeing the detail of operations and working conditions. Cash said his members had been “left dangling on a string and out of pocket since April last year”.

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  • Evening Standard - 'Tube strike 2016: Unions and LU set for fresh talks to avert crippling walkout'

London Underground will sit down with leaders of the Aslef, RMT and Unite unions on Friday in the hope of reaching a deal and staving off the industrial action, under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas. 

An RMT spokesman said the union will attend the fresh talks in the hope of breaking the deadlock.

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  • Huffington Post - 'Tube Strikes Announced By RMT Union As Dispute Over Night Tube Plans Continues'

Members of the RMT on London Underground are to stage three 24-hour strikes and a week of industrial action in separate disputes over pay and plans for a night Tube

Mick Cash said "RMT supports the principle of a properly worked out Night Tube service introduced through agreement with the unions but the abject failure to work through the detail has led to a comprehensive breakdown in the negotiations and has forced us to name a programme of further industrial action.

"This whole situation could have been avoided if London Underground, under direction from the Mayor, had dealt with the Night Tube professionally from the off instead of resorting to ultimatums and imposition."

Read the article here.