Train and tube strikes set for April and May

ASLEF, the UK's train drivers' union, has 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-day strikes, 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 5 April. 

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

At c2c, Greater Anglia, GTR Great Northern Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, South Western Railway main line and depot drivers, as well as SWR Island Line, will take action on Monday 8 April.

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

Tube drivers will also strike on Monday 8 April and Saturday 4 May due to a dispute over working conditions.

Official statements

Finn Brennan, ASLEF's full-time organiser on the London Underground, says of the upcoming actiomn: "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, adds: "Last month, 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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