London Underground drivers call off planned strike action [BBC News]





Date: 05/12/2016

A 24-hour strike due to take place on two London Underground lines from Tuesday evening has been suspended. Drivers on the Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines were going to walk out over a breakdown in industrial relations. But the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) said the action had been called off after talks at conciliation service Acas. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said 'significant progress' had been made. The union said 'all objectives' had been achieved in the dispute on the Piccadilly line, while further talks would take place 'aimed at a long-term agreement on the Hammersmith & City line'. The strike would have caused major disruption on both lines, with no trains running on the Piccadilly line and a significantly reduced service on the Hammersmith & City line. London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the suspension saying that 'negotiations can now continue without unnecessary disruption for commuters'.


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A 24-hour strike that was due to take place on two London Underground lines is suspended.