Why is there a strike?
The ongoing controversy concerns the night shift that drivers will have to work to be able to restart the Night Tube. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been suspended, but will be resumed in the early hours of Saturday, November 27, 2021, for the first time.
The Night Tube subway was dropped in March 2020 so more trains could run during the day to increase social distancing, but following the murder of Sarah Everard, thousands of people signed a petition petition to bring it back amid concerns about women’s safety.
The RMT states that the forced workload on subway drivers destroys their work-life balance by “working extra nights and weekends”. However, TfL says the changes have been agreed to by other unions and will assume drivers must work four night shifts a year.
A strike will take place on Friday 3rd December (evening and overnight) and Saturday 4th December (evening and overnight) from 8:30pm to 4:29am the following day:
TfL hopes that the Night Tube can still run but has acknowledged that there are likely to be fewer trains than they hoped.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4196985/tube-strikes-london-2021-tonight-weekend-tfl-underground-map/ The disruption will last until Saturday when Central and Victoria drivers go on strike for the night shift