London Underground workers have voted to strike in a dispute over jobs, pensions and conditions.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) said 94% of its members who took part in a ballot backed industrial action.

The RMT said its members have been refused assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions in the midst of an “on-going financial crisis” it claims are driven by central Government.

The union’s executive committee will consider the ballot result but says it will take “whatever action is necessarily” to prevent staff paying the price for a financial crisis “that is not of their making”.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “A financial crisis at LU has been deliberately engineered by the Government to drive a cuts agenda which would savage jobs, services, safety and threaten the working conditions and‎ pensions of our members.

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“It must never be forgotten that these are the same transport staff praised as heroes for carrying London through Covid for nearly two years, often at serious personal risk, who now have no option but to rise up and defend their livelihoods.

“The politicians need to wake up to the fact that transport staff will not pay the price for this cynically engineered crisis and we will coordinate a campaign of resistance with colleagues from other unions impacted by this threat.”

The dispute involves around 10,000 RMT members and is separate to the row over rosters on the Night Tube which has led to weekend walkouts.

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Tube Strike London: Weekend walkouts

Last month the RMT announced news London Underground drivers will continue their strikes over the new Night Tube rota for the next six months.

They confirmed 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.

Mr 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."