Planned strike motion on the London Underground has been suspended.
More than 3,000 union members had deliberate to strike on Wednesday 4 October and Friday 6 October.
The RMT union stated “significant progress” had been made in negotiations and that it has managed to avoid wasting jobs, stop detrimental modifications to rosters and safe safety of earnings round grading modifications.
“The significant progress means that key elements have been settled although there remains wider negotiations to be had in the job, pensions and working agreements dispute,” the union stated.
Mick Lynch, common secretary of RMT, stated: “I congratulate all our members who have been ready to take strike motion and our negotiations staff 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 nonetheless stay in dispute over excellent points round pensions and dealing agreements and can proceed to pursue a negotiated settlement.”
Nick Dent, London Underground’s director of buyer operations, stated: “We are pleased that the RMT has withdrawn its planned industrial action this week and that the dispute on our change proposals in stations is now resolved.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 nice information for London and we’ll proceed to work carefully with our commerce unions as we evolve London Underground to make sure we are able to proceed to help the capital in the best means.”
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