1. ITV Report

Tube strike to go ahead after talks fail

A 50 hour strike by tube workers will go ahead on Monday after last ditch talks to avert the action broke down.

Workers on the Waterloo and City Line will walk out from 9pm on Monday in a row over pay grades. The line is used by 35,000 commuters every day.

The strike will be on the Waterloo and City line from Monday Credit: Reuters

London Underground bosses claim that only three people voted for the strike action out of six RMT members in the control room at Waterloo - and said they were confident disruption to passengers would be avoided. Train drivers will not be involved in the strike.

Due to detailed planning there will be no visible impact on the network should this unnecessary strike action go ahead. "We remain committed to discussions with the RMT representatives and I urge them to consider the options we've proposed rather than threaten industrial action."

– Peter McNaught, London Underground

The RMT said the strike was due to tube bosses 'turning down any form of arbitration' and refusing to make a new offer on pay.