London Underground staff are set to take strike action next month, it has been announced. 

It comes as the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) confirmed thousands of staff would walk out on October 4 and 6. 

Tube workers will be striking following job losses and safety concerns.

RMT shared that the strikes are part of a long-running dispute over 600 station staff cuts and working conditions. 

London Underground staff to strike in October

The safety concerns follow questions raised that there are fewer staff but there are higher workloads, seeing more members working on their own. 

Whislt planned job losses mean that the London Underground network will face increasing issues of maintenance and more unstaffed stations. 

Discussing the strikes, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Station staff have had enough of having their livelihoods threatened by job losses and attacks on their terms and conditions.

"Station staff have a vital role to play assisting vulnerable passengers access the network safely and ensuring that the tube is a safe environment for passengers.

"These job cuts and attacks on conditions are going to lead to more unstaffed stations, temporary closures and rising passenger anger.

"TfL has had its budgets slashed but the savings made by these station staff cuts will be negatable and will lead to shortages that are unacceptable.

"This strike action will lead to the tube being shut down and we call on Mayor Sadiq Khan to meet us urgently to discuss this matter."