London Underground drivers will continue their strikes over the new Night Tube rota for the next six months. 

The Rail, Maritime, and Transport union (RMT) announced the news, saying that members will stage overnight walkouts on Central and Victoria lines from 8:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays until June 2022. 

Strike action restarted in November after being suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic. 

Although talks have taken place between Transport for London and the RMT, the row remains deadlocked. 

This Is Local London: The Central and Victoria line will be hit by the strikes. (PA)The Central and Victoria line will be hit by the strikes. (PA)

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “If London Underground and the Mayor (Sadiq Khan) thought this fight for progressive and family-friendly working practices was going away they need to think again.

“Our members have been re-balloted and have delivered a solid mandate for action, ‎and it’s the failure of London Underground and Sadiq Khan to address the grievances at the heart of the dispute that leaves us no option but to confirm the programme of action today."

"They have ignored us, and that approach will have severe consequences for Londoners in the New Year," he added.

London Underground’s director of customer operations Nick Dent said: “We’re disappointed that the RMT is continuing to push for strike action that would cause unnecessary disruption at a time when our customers need us most."

Dent also said that he urges RMT to discuss the issue so they can resolve the issue together.