Tube Strike

Tube workers have voted to go on strike in a row over jobs and conditions of service.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said almost 100 of its members based at a control centre had overwhelmingly backed a campaign of industrial action.

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London Underground: changes 'will increase capacity'

A crowded tube platform.
London Underground says its modernisation programme will increase capacity. Credit: Reuters, Andrew Winning

London Underground says that moving control-room services to Hammersmith will increase capacity on the tube network.

A single control centre is being set up as part of a major modernisation programme. New signalling systems are also being installed on the Metropolitan, District, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines.

Union concerned about control-centre relocation

The RMT union's complaints relate to the transfer of Piccadilly Line control-room services to a new centre in Hammersmith.

Transport for London plans to replace a number of separate control centres with a single one from 2017.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union says the move will cause job losses - and that there are also issues with rates of pay and the lack of "any meaningful offer for Service Control staff for the Olympic period."

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