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Tube strike: Action to impact three London Underground lines

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Image caption There will be no service on the Central, Piccadilly, and Waterloo and City lines should the strike go ahead

London Underground passengers are set to face 24 hours of disruption on three Tube lines next month.

The RMT union says workers on the Central Line will strike on 7 November - the same day as separate industrial action on the Piccadilly Line.

The strike by Central Line drivers will mean the Waterloo and City Line will also close for the entire day - as both lines use the same stock of trains.

Transport for London described the strike as "entirely unnecessary".

The union said the strike was being called following a "comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations".

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "There is a growing culture on London Underground that revolves around refusing to employ enough drivers, bullying staff and expecting our members to pick up the pieces when the service breaks down.

"RMT members on the Central Line have made it clear that they have had enough and are prepared to stand up and fight for workplace respect and justice."

Nick Dent, director of line operations for London Underground, said: "The strike action called by both RMT and Aslef on 7 November is totally unjustified.

"Our commitment to the safety of our customers and staff is absolute and something we will never compromise on.

"I urge the unions to call off this entirely unnecessary strike action which will only cause disruption to our customers."

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