RMT Press Office:
Tube union, RMT have extended their mandate for strike action on London Underground with a huge 96% vote for action.
RMT members on London Underground are in dispute with TfL over jobs, cuts, and attacks on pensions and working conditions.
The re-ballot which is a requirement of UK anti trade union legislation smashed all thresholds.
96% of those that voted said “Yes” for more strike action on a turnout of 56.5%.
Those voting “yes” represent 54% of those entitled to vote.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “I congratulate every single one of our London Underground members for giving us continued industrial leverage at the negotiating table.
“TfL cannot continue to simply wish this dispute away and the government which has drastically cut the funding to London transport budgets, shares a great deal of responsibility for this continuing impasse.
“London Underground workers want a negotiated settlement and are quite prepared to take more strike action over the next 6 months to make that a reality.”