New 24 hour Tube strike set for August 5
PUBLISHED: 16:47 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:44 14 July 2015
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London Underground drivers will stage another 24-hour strike from 9.30pm on August 5 in a dispute over the new all-night Tube, the Aslef union has announced.
Last week members of four main trade unions staged a 24 hour walkout in a row over pay and conditions for drivers when the new all-night Tube starts on September 12.
Earlier today a spokesman for the conciliation service Acas offered to hold talks between TfL and the unions to avoid another strike:
“Acas has written to London Underground, Aslef, RMT, TSSA and Unite, inviting them to attend exploratory talks tomorrow morning.”
The strike brought the system to a complete standstill for the first time since 2002, leaving hundreds of thousands of passengers to walk or take a bus to work.
Many people did not go to work at all, which is predicted by the Federation of Small Businesses to have cost London £300 million.