Are the Tube strikes close to ending?

4 February 2016

london underground tube There could well be an end in sight to the problems that have seen strikes on the London Underground, which also means the Night Tube could be a reality.

A new pay deal has been offered to staff, and they've been urged to accept the offer. Of course, nothing is final yet, but one of the big players in this - the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union - have said that they're in agreement with Transport for London (TfL) with their new offer.

Of course, there's other unions involved in this situation who have to agree to the new deal as well, but this is very encouraging.

Basically, the low-down is that there's going to be a lot of new staff being hired, and everyone's going to be guaranteed a decent work/life balance. And there's a decent pay package involved too.

The 10,000 people who work for TfL will now vote on whether or not they like the sound of all this on February 11th.

Mick Cash, RMT’s general secretary, said: "Following consultation with your representatives, the National Executive Committee will be recommending that you vote YES to accept the company’s offer as it relates solely to Pay & Night Tube remuneration and is the best offer attainable in the current climate."

All the updates from TfL on the strike, can be found here. The Bitterwallet guide to getting around London without the Underground, can be found here.

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