Union cancel their Tube strike

18 January 2016

london underground tube Do you live in London, and have been muttering swear-words under your breath? There's a whole host of reasons you could be doing that in fairness, but we suspect you either resent paying nearly a thousand pounds per month to live in a bedsit, or the public transport.

Concerning the latter, there's some good news, as the Unite transport union has suspended plans to participate in the Tube strikes that are imminent.

There's supposed to be walkouts starting on January 26th, and then two more on February 15th and February 17th, again over the conditions to work the Night Tube.

Now, members of Aslef and RMT are still taking part in this strike at the moment, but Unite - who represents 600 engineers and maintenance staff - said that they're not joining in, as talks are still taking place.

Hugh Roberts, national officer of Unite said: "Unite is suspending its three days of strike action this month and in February over pay and night working on the London Underground. This is to allow for further talks with the conciliation service Acas on these issues."

"We will approach these talks in a constructive fashion and urge LU management to do the same."

Will the other unions follow suit, and all their drivers? Doesn't look like it at the minute, so this is not good news at all. Here's our guide on travelling around London during the strike.

TOPICS:   UK News   Travel

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