When is the next pipe strike? March 2023 dates for London Underground

The entire metro network could be closed by the Aslef strike (Photo: PA)

As strikes hit many sectors, the London Underground is the latest to announce a general strike – and it is expected to have a major impact on travel across the capital.

With the next rail strikes also scheduled for March, commuting must be a challenge.

Metro drivers belonging to the Aslef union announced a strike in a vote that had 99% in favor of leaving – with a turnout of 77%.

The train drivers’ union, Aslef, says members in other roles – including Test Train, Engineering and management – ​​will also take action on the same day, in the dispute over pensions and work arrangements.

So when is the next subway strike in March?

When is the next subway strike?

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Currently, the next subway strike will be in Wednesday, March 15th – Budget Day.

The strike will last 24 hours.

It is expected to affect all metro lines – details of the expected impact will be released shortly, but Aslef is the largest union for metro drivers.

The last time Aslef members walked off the Tube in 2015, it shut down the entire London Underground network.

The interruption of the subway last year was caused by the union action of the National Union of Railway, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

No further dates have been announced yet, but Aslef warns that unless progress is made, ‘this will only be the first day of action in a protracted dispute’.

The strike is also scheduled to take place the day before the trains leave, affecting 14 rail operators.

Why are subway drivers on strike?

Passengers queuing for buses outside Victoria Station in London

The RMT union action has severely disrupted the metro network, resulting in long queues for buses, but the Aslef strike could close it completely.

Aslef organizer Finn Brennan said: ‘Members are not prepared to tolerate further threats to their working conditions and pensions… or to pay the price for the government’s failure to adequately fund London’s public transport system. .

‘Cuts to safety training have already been enforced and management is open to the plan to remove all current work arrangements under the guise of “modernization” and “flexibility” and replace agreed attendance and discipline policies.

“Proposals to reduce pension benefits are expected to be announced next week.”

Nick Dent, Director of Customer Operations at TfL, told the BBC that the transport authority had proposed no changes to pensions and urged Aslef to ‘cancel this damaging strike’.

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