Blow to Queens Jubilee celebrations as London Underground announces strikes

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Strike action has just been announced on the London Underground over the Queen's long-awaited Platinum Jubilee weekend threatening significant disruption in the capital.

London Underground staff from the RMT Union have threatened to walk out of work in Euston and Green Park stations on Friday, June 3.

It comes following multiple bullying allegations and claims of a “toxic working environment”.

The disruption is expected to last the entire day and will cause problems for Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly line services at both of the stations.

These two interchanges are important for visitors planning to attend celebrations close to Buckingham Palace as well as for those travelling from elsewhere in the UK.

Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary, said: “Staff at Euston and Green Park tube have suffered years of sustained bullying and intimidation by a manager who has created a toxic working environment.

“The union has tried in vain to reason with management, but they now will not let local representatives be part of a review into dismissals at the stations, instigated by the manager in question.

“Our strike on June 3 will cause significant disruption to people wishing to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. However, if Tube bosses do the right thing, and deal appropriately with the manager in question, we can find a just resolution to this dispute.”

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It is understood that TFL is currently looking into bullying allegations made by staff.

They have asked the RMT Union to call off the strikes as a matter of urgency.

A TfL spokesperson said: “We hold our people to high standards and ensure everyone is treated fairly.

“We're aware of this dispute and are carrying out an urgent review in a bid to resolve it. We have had a number of meetings with the RMT and are urging them not to take strike action and to continue working with us to find a resolution.”

  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • Queen
  • London

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