Londoners, cross your fingers and toes for the Transport unions and London Underground are holding talks today to avert a barrage of Tube strikes to be held in the next few weeks.
London Underground bosses and the leaders of Aslef, TSSA and RMT are meeting at conciliation service Acas to try and come to an agreement about pay disputes and the Night Tube.
The unions are planning three 24-hour strikes from the evenings of 26 January, 15 February and 17 February.
TSSA leader Manuel Cortes said: “All Tube unions have ever wanted is to reach an agreement with London Underground management that brings LU’s once flagship Night Tube policy on line for them without compromising passenger safety standards nor the work-life balance of our members.”
Finn Brennan, Aslef’s organiser on London Underground, said: “A world class capital city like London deserves a 24-hour service but it needs to work for those who provide that public service, as well as for the passengers who use it, and the management at TfL. London Underground needs to stop bullying and start negotiating.”
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