London Tube Workers to Strike

The BBC is reporting that tube drivers will go on strike for four times in two weeks. The Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has said that its members would walk out on June 19, 27 and 29 and July 1.

According to the article, the union said the action was over a failure to agree to reinstate driver Arwyn Thomas, who is awaiting the results of an employment tribunal.

London Underground (LU) said it was premature for the RMT to strike before the conclusion of dispute procedures.

The RMT said union activist Thomas, who is claiming unfair dismissal, had been sacked on disciplinary charges following "unproven" allegations by strike-breakers.