Driver dispute over night-time Tube plans

Plans for the introduction of night-time services on the London Underground have provoked a dispute over pay and changes to working conditions.

Drivers union ASLEF and LU are in discussions over the impact on driver rosters and conditions, which the union says have been further complicated by the annual pay review being tied to the introduction of Night Tube services in September this year.

ASLEF District Organiser Finn Brennan told RAIL: “So far the only offer from the company has been a pay rise of 0.5% and an unconsolidated £500 payment in return for agreeing to changes in working conditions.”

Brennan says that union members do not believe this is an adequate reward for being expected to work additional anti-social hours.

He continued: “We support Night Tube (subject to safety concerns being met), and our representatives have put forward proposals to the company on how it might best be rostered.”

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