In February and March, more than 300 staff members on the London Overground will be taking strike action.

It comes as members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union rejected a pay offer.

The 48-hour strike is expected to cause mass disruption across London with staff taking action including security, station, revenue and control staff.

Discussing the strikes, RMT said that Arriva Rail London, the London Overground operator for Transport for London (TfL), shared that they had offered a below-inflation pay offer seeing members overwhelmingly vote for strike action.

General Secretary of the RMT, Mick Lynch said: "London Overground workers do an important job delivering services for Transport for London and supporting passengers on journeys throughout London.

“Our members are furious that they have been given a below-inflation pay offer and want to see an improvement that represents the value they bring to the company.

News Shopper: RMT members will be striking on the London Overground.RMT members will be striking on the London Overground. (Image: PA)

“If this dispute cannot be resolved then RMT is more than prepared for a sustained period of industrial action to get London Overground workers the pay rise they deserve.”

Talking to The Independent, the boss of Arriva Rail London, Steve Best said: "We are hugely disappointed to hear of the RMT union’s decision to stage industrial action on the London Overground in February and March.

"We believe we have offered a good pay award in comparison not only to our industry, but other industries and businesses in the UK too.

"We remain committed to engaging with the RMT in the hope of resolving this dispute."

When are the London Overground strikes in February and March?

Staff on the London Overground will be taking strike action on the following days:

  • 00.01am on Monday, February 19 until 11.59pm on Tuesday, February 20
  • 00.01am on Monday, March 4 until 11.59pm on Tuesday March 5

A TfL spokesperson said: "We encourage the RMT to continue engaging with Arriva Rail London to try to resolve this dispute and avoid impacting our customers with strike action.”