As we head into a holiday weekend, Britain is bracing for more train and Tube strike action tomorrow, as services will be affected by travel chaos.
RMT union has announced a new round of 24-hour walkouts due to begin around 7 a.m. local time (10 p.m. ET), affecting services in central London, according to the BBC.
People will still be able to travel via planes, ferries and other modes of transport, but there may be delays and disruption.
Three of the strike’s four planned 24-hour walkouts will be implemented starting Sunday evening and finishing on July 2.
Services from Waterloo and City stations in central London will be particularly affected by the walkout, the BBC said.
It’s unclear which lines will be affected, but major commuter hubs such as Paddington, Waterloo, Euston and Canary Wharf stations are among those expected to be affected.
The strike action, which also covers Southern and National Rail services, is the fourth in the second stage of the RMT’s National Trainee Staff Association (NRSA) RMT union strike ballot, which aims to “secure a fair and decent pay rise, recognition of good work, and an end to the current culture of inequality in the public sector,” according to a statement by the union.
The union is demanding the government guarantee that train guards will always have a role on services, but Transport for London (TfL) is currently working on a strategy to introduce driver-only operation.
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