LONDON — A 72-hour tube strike is set to commence Monday evening, according to published reports.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union is opposed to London Transport officials’ plans to modernize the system. As part of the so-called modernization, more than 900 ticket booth workers would lose their jobs.
“Once again London is being held to ransom by a minority of just one union, the RMT, who, unlike the other three unions, and on a ballot taken last November with just 30% support, is digging in its heels and refusing to play its part in shaping the future of the Tube,” the Mirror quoted London Mayor Boris Johnson as saying.
Tube workers also staged a 48-hour strike last week.