UCL News


Potential tube disruption

6 January 2017

Tube sign

The RMT trade union and Transport Salaried Staff’s Association have voted in favour of industrial action in relation to a dispute around ticket office closures and the need for more staff.

Discussions are due to continue on Friday 6 January and throughout the weekend; however, TFL have warned that if agreement is not reached industrial action will go ahead as planned.  

This will result in 24-hour strike action taking place from Sunday 8 January from 18:00 with the majority of central London Tube stations being closed during this time. 

Services across the network will be severely disrupted particularly stations in Zone 1 which may not be open at all. Commuting into UCL central buildings will be particularly affected.

In the event, this industrial action goes ahead, UCL will make every attempt to keep activities running, with staff asked to try to come in to work if possible. 

If your commute is affected by this disruption and you are unable to get to work, you should advise your Head of Department (or deputy or line manager) as early as possible.

Consideration should be given to working flexibly, including working from home where possible, to minimise work disruption if possible. Staff who are unable to work from home and will not be able to get to work should arrange to take a day’s annual leave.  

Normal service is expected to resume on the morning of Tuesday 10 January.

For further updates on potential action, please go to the TFL website.

John Parr
Interim Executive HR Director