1. ITV Report

London Underground workers to strike on Boxing Day

Workers on the London Underground are to strike on Boxing Day in a dispute over staffing.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Tube's Bakerloo Line will walk out from 5am to 11pm on December 26 and again for 24 hours from 10.29pm on January 13.

RMT members are rightly angry that staffing levels on the Bakerloo Line have been hacked back to the bone, presenting a serious danger to staff and passengers alike. Previous commitments to ensure safe staffing coverage have been flouted and in order to press the company to address the issues we have no option but to announce a programme of action. The union remains available for serious and genuine talks.

– Mick Cash, RMT general secretary