RMT has named strikes on the Central and Victoria lines over Night Tube hours for the next six months, the life of the ballot mandate, after its re-ballot of its driver members on five lines over Night Tube grade consolidation returned a 92% majority for further strikes.
Continuing to strike over Night Tube hours makes sense, as it’s those duties we’re aiming to “de-consolidate”. But to increase the pressure on management, we need to escalate beyond 24-hour strikes. Several strikes over Night Tube hours, plus two 24-hour strikes, haven't forced concessions from management, so we step up the action.
That could mean longer strikes, or more than one strike in a week. Importantly, RMT’s Train Grades Committee has been discussing the strategy; it’s vital that reps and activists continue to set the strategy through rank-and-file bodies.
With the strikes involving drivers on only two lines, the strike fund is especially important, as Central and Victoria drivers will strike more often. Donate here.