London Overground strikes called off

Image above: RMT Picket line

RMT strikes were due to take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February 2024

The planned strikes next week by London Overground train drivers have been called off after they were offered an improved pay settlement. They will now vote on the new offer next week.

The RMT, which has more than 300 members working for Arriva Rail London, announced Monday and Tuesday’s strikes have been cancelled. Staff were due to walk out from from 00:01 on 19 February until 23:59 on 20 February.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:

“London Overground members working for Arriva Rail London have made progress through their determination to take strike action.

“The dispute is not over but we have made sufficient progress to suspend the action next week in order for our members to assess the new offer fully in a referendum.”

Previous pay offer met with fury by members

The strikes were announced last month when Arriva Rail London announced they had offered workers a new pay offer. RMT boss Mick Lynch said the offer was “below inflation” and that members were “furious.”

Mr Lynch also said:

“London Overground workers do an important job delivering services for Transport for London and supporting passengers on journeys throughout London.

“If this dispute cannot be resolved then RMT is more than prepared for a sustained period of industrial action to get London Overground workers the pay rise they deserve.”