In London, the subway stopped life stopped: In the subway where approximately 4 million people travel every day in London, the capital of England, the 24-hour strike launched by the employees this evening has a negative impact on daily life.
Metro workers who went on strike for the second time in the last month started their 24-hour strike this evening at 5pm local time to show their responses to the inequality of their salaries with the staff working on 24 metro lines, which will start serving 18.30 hours on weekends.
Since the strike supported by the National Union of Railways, Maritime and Transportation Employees (RMT), the Union of Salaried Transport Employees (TSSA) and the Steam Locomotive Machinists and Firefighters Union (Aslef) negatively affected all lines, Londoners turned to alternative transportation routes outside the subway. .
Shortly before the start of the strike, the London Transport Agency (TFL), which had warned of intensities and disruptions in transportation in the capital, offered its passengers a choice of walking and cycling at short distances. The TFL also announced that an additional 250 bus service has been installed and that the number of boats in the Thammes river has been increased in order to avoid interruption of transportation during the strike that affects millions of people.
While the unions supporting the strike advocate that the wages and working conditions of those who will work on some metro lines that will also serve on weekend nights will be negatively affected by TFL's new plans, TFL is not asked to do additional work outside their existing programs and that 137 people will be hired to work in night services. He explained.
Within the scope of the night subway, which will be put into service in September, TFL's offers for all metro employees include a 2 percent increase in salaries this year and an additional £ 200 payment for employees every night.
The trade unions do not want to be put into service in September because there are not enough employees working in the night and weekends.
British Finance Minister George Osborne and London's mayor Boris Johnson claim that the subway will contribute £ 2030 billion by 6,4 to the London economy.
Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines in the London underground network are being prepared to serve 12 hours on weekends starting September 24.
In London, the capital of England, many people provide their transportation by metro. With the strike ending tomorrow evening, metro transportation is expected to return to normal on Friday, August 7.
Another 24 hourly work-off action, where all subway lines are affected by the strike and all stations are closed, was made at the beginning of July, and the daily life of the strike was negatively affected.