Posted 3rd October 2023 | No Comments

Underground strikes are called off

Updated 14.44

London Underground
 strikes which had been set to take place tomorrow and Friday have been called off.

The RMT said they had been ‘suspended following significant progress made by RMT negotiators and London Underground Limited representatives’ at ACAS.

The union said it had ‘managed to save key jobs, prevent detrimental changes to rosters and secure protection of earnings around grading changes’.

However, it warned that although ‘key elements’ had been settled ‘there remains wider negotiations to be had in the job, pensions and working agreements dispute’.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘I congratulate all our members who were prepared to take strike action and our negotiations team for securing this victory in our tube dispute.

‘Without the unity and industrial power of our members, there is no way we would have been able to make the progress we have.

‘We still remain in dispute over outstanding issues around pensions and working agreements and will continue to pursue a negotiated settlement.’

London Underground’s director of customer operations Nick Dent responded: ‘We are pleased that the RMT has withdrawn its planned industrial action this week and that the dispute on our change proposals in stations is now resolved. This is good news for London and we will continue to work closely with our trade unions as we evolve London Underground to ensure we can continue to support the capital in the most effective way.’