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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tube Strikes Off

You may have read reports earlier today that London Underground had negotiated with the RMT to suspend strikes due to start on 16th May. As the saying going, "It's not over till the fat lady sings", so now the railway union's equivalent to the fat lady has spoken. The
RMT have finally confirmed London Underground's position and the Tube Strike is off.

Bob Crow on the Bakerloo Line

Bob Crow said "This dispute has only ever been about securing justice for our members who have been unfairly dismissed. As a result of this agreement Eamonn Lynch can return to work with his continuity of employment and standard of living protected.

“We now also have an agreement to enter into further discussions with relation to Arwyn Thomas aimed at resolving his unfair dismissal case in advance of his Employment Tribunal.

“As a result we have agreed to suspend the action to allow those further discussions to take place over the next week."

Earlier the BBC and other sources reported, London Underground's MD Mike Brown, who said "Following a meeting with the RMT leadership this morning, the RMT have withdrawn their threat of industrial action, and we have avoided significant disruption for London."

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