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London Tube Strike – July 8 to 9 2015 – Latest News

Updated – Wednesday 1 July.

London Tube Strike Dates Confirmed by RMT Union

As reported in City AM, the RMT union have confirmed the strike dates from Wednesday 8 July at 6.30 pm to Thursday 9 July at 6.30 pm.

Attending training with us on these dates?

We are making plans to ensure all scheduled training events go ahead. We hope the strikes will be averted but if not we will be ready.

Our commitment – courses never cancelled

Find out more on how we don’t let you down.  We go to considerable lengths to make sure our courses run. Only 27 out of 12,364 courses have ever been disrupted!

In the rare event that our contingency measures fail, the training event will be run on a mutually suitable date and an additional free course provided.

Your options:

  • Attend your training knowing we will be prepared
  • If you do face disruption to travel plans, course rescheduling options and fees can be found here

Useful resources:

Our status page

BBC – Tube Strike

National Rail Strike – June 2015 – Latest News

Updated – Monday 1 June 2015

National Rail Strike Suspended!

The forthcoming industrial action for this week and the next has been suspended.

More information can be found here.

Again we would like to thank our customers, suppliers and our colleagues for going the extra mile and helping with contingency measures.  All this preparation has meant that were the strikes to go ahead we would have been ready to run all planned 21 training events during the strike days.

Updated – 29 May 2015

Industrial action due to affect National Rail services- 2 strikes on 4-5 June & 9 – 11 June 2015

The RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport) union have decided to strike over 24 hours from 5 pm June 4th to 5 pm June 5th and 48 hours from 5 pm June 9th to 5 pm June 11th.

As stated on our previous notice page, we are taking additional measures to ensure all our courses run on the days affected. As before we hope the strikes will be averted but will prepare regardless.

Our commitment – courses never cancelled

In the last 10 years we’ve only had 27 out of 12,364 courses disrupted!  As you can see it is a rare event and we are confident that our training delivery will not be disrupted with these latest rail strikes. We are going to great lengths and costs to ensure all our logistics run as well as possible.

As we have done in the past, should our contingency measures fail, we will reschedule the course with delegates agreement and offer a free course.

Your options:

  • Come along as planned safe in the knowledge we will be prepared
  • If you face travel disruption, you can reschedule your course, please see options and fees here.

We understand that should the strikes go ahead provision will be made by Network Rail for rail ticket refunds, please see links below.

Useful resources:

Our status page

Latest national rail strike information from Network Rail

Network Rail status page

follow #IndustrialAction

BBC – Network Rail workers to go on strike in June