4 August 2015
Commenting on the strike on the London Underground by ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite members starting tomorrow (Wednesday), TUC Assistant General Secretary Paul Nowak said:
“The tube network is vital to the travelling public and the economy, but London Underground must not ride roughshod over the wellbeing of their employees.
“Any significant change to working hours should be the subject of proper negotiation and agreement. Anyone who was told by their boss that they would have to start working through the night would expect that to be agreed and not imposed.
“The TUC always encourages employers to positively engage with unions on fair and sensible arrangements for night working, so that we continue to enjoy the social benefits night workers give us without harm to them or the public.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The TUC is publishing a report on Wednesday 5 August on the growth of night working and its impact on work-life balance. The report, A Hard Day’s Night, can be accessed under embargo until 00.01hrs Wednesday 5 August at www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/AHardDaysNight.pdf
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