24-hour tube strike is suspended

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A tube strike expected to cause widespread disruption on both Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December has been called off after last minute talks, The Rail Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT), has said.

RMT union, who had called a 24-hour strike alongside tube drivers on the Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines over a breakdown in industrial relations, has announced that successful talks have been made with London Underground management.

“Talks with London Underground have proved to be positive and focused and as a result we have been able to make enough significant progress to allow us to suspend the strike action in both disputes that was scheduled for tomorrow evening,” said RMT general secretary, Mick Cash.

The strike would have brought the capital to a halt, with no trains running on the Piccadilly line and a limited service being offered on the Hammersmith & City line.

Taking to Twitter, the London Mayor has expressed relief that the strikes have been suspended. He said: “negotiations can now continue without unnecessary disruption for commuters.”

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The proposed strikes came at a time when there was already major disruption on the Piccadilly lines due to wet leaves on the track that have damaged the train wheels.

Transport for London has the latest on the tube strikes here

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