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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tube Strike has been called off

The London Underground Strike scheduled for 6th - 8th April 2008 as been called off
The Standard said: "Leaders of the RMT and TSSA unions had combined forces in a row over safety issues. All lines across the network would have been brought to a halt. A senior LU source said TSSA Tube representatives had voted overwhelmingly to accept a deal under which there would be more discussions over safety concerns."

The RMT are triumphant and said "We were told that agency and security staff and the crazy concept of mobile station supervisors were models for the future, but we now have a guarantee that there will be proper supervision and that the current use of agency and security staff during traffic hours will be brought to an end,"

The union TSSA said "This is a victory for common sense and the travelling public. The paramount importance of Tube safety for both staff and passengers has been recognised in this deal and our members will no longer face the threat of a two-tier workforce.

“We now must work together to improve industrial relations throughout London Underground to make sure we do not find ourselves facing a fiasco like this in the future
."

Hoo-bloody-rah!


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