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Jubilee Line set to be hit by strikes over new timetables

Drivers on London Underground's Jubilee Line are to strike for two days next month in a row over new timetables.

The RMT union said its members will walk out on June 6 and 14, claiming the new timetables "ride roughshod" over rostering agreements.

Drivers are angry at the impact on work-life balance and rightly see this move as the thin end of a very long wedge that could see processes and agreements unilaterally shredded by Tube bosses.

There's time for Tube management to reverse the imposition of these changes and to start talking seriously with the unions rather than wading in with the big stick.

– Mick Cash, RMT

The new Jubilee Line timetable will benefit thousands of passengers every day as we extend the most frequent, peak-time service from 30 minutes to two hours. We have agreements with our trade unions on the amount of weekend working we ask our drivers to do, and implementing this timetable keeps us well within those agreements. We encourage RMT to continue working with us in order to deliver these huge benefits to customers rather than calling for unnecessary industrial action.

– Nigel Holness, London Underground