LU mounts legal challenge to Boxing Day strike

The RMT and London Underground have resolved their row

London Underground is seeking a High Court injunction to stop Boxing Day’s strike by Aslef members from going ahead. Union members voted for strike action in a dispute with LU over additional payments and a day off lieu of working on the bank holiday. Three additional strikes are planned for 16th January, 3rd and 13th [Read More]

London’s new bus to enter passenger trials in February

Mr Johnson says he will deploy 600 new buses by 2016. Photo: Transport for London

London’s new bus will enter passenger trials from from February 2012. The trials will allow Transport for London to assess performance and gather passenger feedback before deciding whether to place a full order. In October, Leon Daniels told the London Assembly the buses needed “thousands of miles” of in-service testing and would not go into [Read More]

AMs call for greater Ambulance Service co-operation

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The London Assembly has called for greater co-operation between the London Ambulance Service and City Hall, including exploring the merging of fire and ambulance stations. Although the capital’s fire and police services are part of the Greater London Authority, the Ambulance Service is operated by an NHS Trust, outside of City Hall’s control. In April [Read More]

AMs call for regional supervision of mental health services

London's City Hall

More than quarter of patients attending London’s A&E departments are affected by mental health issues, according to evidence heard by the London Assembly this week. The Assembly’s Health and Public Services Committee is investigating the challenges facing mental health services in the capital. Earlier this week Assembly Members questioned experts on the ability of mental [Read More]

London Assembly calls cycle safety review

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The London Assembly has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to carry out a full safety review of the capital’s most dangerous roads for cyclists. On Wednesday, Assembly Members backed a motion proposed by the Green Party’s Jenny Jones and amended by the Liberal Democrat group. Jones proposed her motion following the deaths of 16 cyclists [Read More]

Tube drivers to hold Boxing Day strike

The RMT and London Underground have resolved their row

Tube drivers are to hold a series of 24 hour strikes, including one on Boxing Day, over pay. The ASLEF user balloted its 2,200 members over a demand for triple pay and a day off lieu of working on the bank holiday. Three additional strikes will be held on 16th January, 3rd and 13th February. [Read More]