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Tube drivers on London Underground are to be balloted for strikes in a row over pay for new all-night services.
The union said it has been told that unless drivers agree to rosters which include all-night services on Friday and Saturday nights when they are introduced in September, they will be imposed and no pay offer will be made this year.
LUL has closed down the negotiations and written to us to say that they intend to go ahead and implement new rosters, with unlimited weekend and night shifts, without agreement. The only discussion they have offered are workshops’ on the fine details of their plan.
Our members are entitled to a family life and to some sort of work/life balance. We aren’t opposed to all night services but we want them introduced in a fair and sensible way which rewards staff for their hard work and the contribution they make to the success of the London Underground.
Sadly, because the company refuses to negotiate seriously, we are left with no other choice than to ballot our members on industrial action.
Around 80% of all London Underground drivers are members of Aslef.
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With summer on the way, perhaps time to start thinking about the best way to keep cool Here's one idea. Not for the faint-hearted, a giant waterslide similar to this could be coming to London.
The 300 metre slide has won the backing of thousands of thrillseekers on Facebook. So, could it be coming to a park near you? You can find out more about the event and how to give it your backing on their Facebook page.