Planned Tube strikes which were set to cause major disruption this week have been called off at the last minute.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union were set to stage a series of 24-hour walkouts in protest at plans to scrap the pay grade of Night Tube drivers, with the first beginning Tuesday, 3 August.
But talks between Transport for London and the RMT made a breakthrough on Monday, successfully averting planned strikes this week from 12.00pm tomorrow and on Thursday 5 August.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘Following extensive and wide ranging discussions through the ACAS machinery we have hammered out enough ground to allow those talks to continue. As a result this week’s strike action is suspended although the rest of the planned action remains scheduled.
‘I want to thank our members and our reps whose unity and determination has allowed us to reach this stage today and we look forward to pursuing the important issues at the heart of this dispute in the next phase of talks.’
Separately, there is also a planned closure from Wednesday, 4 August until Thursday, August 12 on the Circle and District lines for track replacement work.
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