Responding to the ASLEF decision to ballot London Underground members on strike action over staffing proposals for the night tube, Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM said:
“The night tube will be a great thing for London but it’s important it’s done properly. That means recognising the impact it will have on staff who will make the night tube possible and listening to their concerns. Instead last year the Mayor announced a start date for the night tube without any proper consultation with the staff and unions.
“We need the Mayor, TfL and the unions to get around the negotiating table and do everything they can to find agreement and avoid disruptive strikes.”