Staff on the London Underground have announced that they will stage a series of strikes in the new year in a dispute over pay.

The strikes on the Tube come as members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action over a 5% pay offer.

There will be several strikes in January, with staff including engineering and maintenance workers, the London Underground control centre and power/control members and Signallers and service controller members all striking on different days.

When are the London Tube strikes in January?

The strikes on the London Underground will take place on the following days:

  •  January 5/6- Engineering and maintenance workers will strike.
  • Until January 12- Engineering and maintenance workers have no rest-day working or overtime.
  • January 7/8- London Underground control centre and power/control members will strike.
  • January 8- Fleet workers will strike.
  • January 9/12- Signallers and service controller members will strike.
  • January 10-  Fleet, stations and train grades will strike.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said Tube workers who help bring “vast amounts of value” to the London economy were not going to put up with senior managers and commissioners “raking it in”, while they were given “modest below-inflation offers”.

He said: “The refusal of Transport for London to restore staff travel facilities and create a two-tier workforce is also unacceptable.

“Our members have made it clear that they are prepared to take action and we urge TfL to improve their offer to avert disruption in the capital.”

A TfL spokesperson said: “We are disappointed that RMT has announced strike action based on our full and final pay offer.

“We have been clear throughout our productive discussions with our trade unions that this offer is the most we can afford whilst ensuring that we can operate safely, reliably and sustainably.

“We encourage the RMT to engage with us to avoid disruption for Londoners at the start of next year.”