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

Closed shutters at the entrance to Euston Underground Station

The entire Tube network could be shut down by the Aslef strike (Image: PA)

As strikes hit many sectors, London Underground is the latest to announce industrial action – and it is set to have a major impact on travel in the capital.

With the impending rail strikes also expected in March, commuting will be a challenge.

Tube drivers belonging to the Aslef union have announced strike action in a vote which saw a whopping 99% in favor of leaving – with a turnout of 77%.

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

So when is the next Tube strike in March?

When is the next Tube strike?

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Currently, the next Tube strike will be on Wednesday, March 15 – Budget Day.

The strike will last 24 hours.

It is expected to affect all Tube lines – details of the expected impact will be released closer to the day, but Aslef is the Tube’s largest drivers’ union.

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

Last year’s Metro strike was triggered by industrial action by the National Union of Rail, Shipping and Transport Workers (RMT).

No further dates have yet been announced, but Ashlef warns that if no 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 rail workers walk out, affecting 14 rail operators.

Why are Tube drivers on strike?

Passengers queue for buses outside Victoria station in London

Action by the RMT union has severely disrupted the Tube network, resulting in long queues for buses, but the Aslef strike could shut it down completely (Image: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Shutterstock)

Aslef organizer Finn Brennan said: “Members are no longer prepared to tolerate threats to their working conditions and pensions…or to pay the price for the government’s failure to properly fund London’s public transport system.

“Cuts to safety training have already been imposed and management has been open that it plans to scrap all current employment agreements under the guise of ‘modernisation’ and ‘flexibility’ and replace agreed monitoring and discipline policies.

“Proposals to cut pension benefits are due to be announced next week.”

Nick Dent, director of customer services at TfL, he told the BBC that the transport authority had not proposed changes to pensions and urged Aslef to “cancel this damaging strike”.

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