Tube workers plan three-day walkout
Maintenance workers on London Underground have voted for a 72 hour strike from next Tuesday in a dispute over pensions and benefits.
The Tube Lines staff work on the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines and their absence, says the RMT union, will have a widespread impact across the network.
Transport for London said there were contingency plans to maintain scheduled services during the walk-out by about 1,000 staff at 4pm on Tuesday.
The Jubilee line services north Greenwich and the intended action, if it causes disruption, would impact the Sundance London film festival as well as the opening days of the Cutty Sark and the new Royal River exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
RMT secretary Bob Crow said: "We have gone through all the negotiating channels but Tube Lines has refused to budge."
Lee Jones, operations director for Canary Wharf-based Tube Lines said: "A strike on this issue is completely unnecessary and will not achieve anything. We urge the RMT leadership to end their strike threat and return to talks."