Mick Lynch forced to take an alternate Tube route during his commute as walkouts hit his usual

Strike boss forced to walk! Rail union chief Mick Lynch had to make his way to an alternate Tube station during his morning commute… because walkouts hit his usual route

  • RMT Union boss, Mick Lynch, was spotted on the Central line tube yesterday
  • He was forced to walk 20 minutes after a walkout derailed his own commute
  • Mr Lynch usually travels from his west London home on the Elizabeth line

He has overseen months of strikes and travel chaos.

And yesterday, union boss Mick Lynch was forced to walk a mile in the shoes of frustrated travellers after a walkout derailed his own commute.

The 61-year-old usually travels from his west London home on the £19billion Elizabeth line.

But industrial action on the line saw Mr Lynch left with little choice but to walk for 20 minutes to get a Tube service on the Central line. 

Union boss Mick Lynch was forced to walk a mile in the shoes of frustrated travellers on the tube after a walkout derailed his own commute

Union boss Mick Lynch was forced to walk a mile in the shoes of frustrated travellers on the tube after a walkout derailed his own commute

He then changed line to head to Paddington for a meeting with the Rail Delivery Group, the industry membership body, over the ongoing job security and pay dispute.

Strikes by members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Prospect unions meant services were cancelled between Paddington and Abbey Wood in the latest industrial action to hit the country’s newest rail line, which opened in May after years of delays and a budget that substantially overran. 

Trains continued to run on Mr Lynch’s section of the Elizabeth line, although services were reduced, forcing him to seek out another station. The TSSA has written to London mayor Sadiq Khan appealing to him to intervene in the dispute. 

Mr Lynch this week told Parliament¿s transport committee that his members were ¿a long way¿ off securing deals on the core pay issue

Mr Lynch this week told Parliament’s transport committee that his members were ‘a long way’ off securing deals on the core pay issue

Unions say Elizabeth line staff employed by the Rail for London Infrastructure are paid up to £30,000 less than colleagues with equivalent roles elsewhere on the Transport for London network. 

Mr Lynch this week told Parliament’s transport committee that his members were ‘a long way’ off securing deals on the core pay issue. 

Last night he said rail employers had made no new offer, but said they are working together towards a revised offer.

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