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Tube strike planned for next week suspended after ‘talks progress’

Two strikes that were set to bring cause major disruption on the Tube next week have been called off for now, after talks between Transport for London (TfL) and a transport union progressed.

The RMT union had planned the strikes for next Tuesday (August 24) and Thursday (August 26) in response to a dispute over rotas on the Night Tube service.

But talks with TfL and the conciliation service ACAS have now led to RMT suspending the strike for now, although general secretary Mick Lynch said they “remain in dispute” with the transport agency.

Mr Lynch added: “Following further progress in ACAS talks today our Executive has decided that there are sufficient grounds to suspend next week’s tube strike action.

“We remain in dispute and will be engaging in further discussions with a view to reaching a settlement.

“I want to thank our reps and our members on London’s Underground whose hard work, resolve and unity has been decisive in terms of the progress we have been able to achieve so far.”


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