RMT and TSSA have named strikes of stations and revenue members, from 18:00 on 8 January to 17:59 on 9 January.
Naming strikes now, rather than waiting to see how things played out in talks in early January, is absolutely the right thing to do. Reps and activists had been calling for strikes to be named, and it's good that union leaderships have listened.
However, we know from long experience that 24-hour strikes are unlikely to budge the bosses. Further, and probably sustained, strikes will he needed. This strike must be the opening salvo in an ongoing campaign, which should involve creatively planned action such as three-day strikes spread across a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), plus selective strikes of particular shifts.
Let's get to work building the 8-9 January strike, and pushing our unions to name more.
All out for 8-9 January!