Unions TSSA and the RMT confirm Tube strike cancelled after deal with London Underground reached

Unions have confirmed that there will be no repeat of last week's Tube strikes which caused major travel disruption across London

Unions have confirmed that there will be no repeat of last week's Tube strikes which caused major travel disruption across London

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A 48-hour Tube strike has been cancelled after unions reached a deal with London Underground over ticket office closures.

The Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) have confirmed they will no longer take the industrial action as an agreement had been reached to avert the strike, which was due to start at 9pm this evening.

Talks took place at conciliation service Acas following a 48-hour strike last week that caused major travel disruption across the capital.

A TSSA spokesman said: "We have now agreed a process where all our serious concerns over safety and job losses will be seriously addressed through the normal channels.

"We are obviously pleased that we have agreed this process, which will allow us to suspend our strike immediately, and cancel it later when the agreement reaches us in a formal document."

The dispute centres on plans to close all Tube ticket offices and cut 960 jobs.

Transport for London has claimed its proposals do not involve compulsory redundancies and would save £50million a year.

London Underground has proposed two months of intensive talks with the unions, starting on Wednesday.

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4:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Thank God,wisdom has prevailed and helpless commuters spared the nightmare of the Tube strikes,not to mention huge loss of business..Much better to sit down and negotiate sensibly over the next two months till both sides reach a mutually satisfactory solution.Please spare the public the terrible inconvenience of Strikes such as the last one and resort to CONCILIATION in the first instance.
London and in fact,the whole country simply cannot afford strike action in our Public Services.Good luck all.
Thank God,wisdom has prevailed and helpless commuters spared the nightmare of the Tube strikes,not to mention huge loss of business..Much better to sit down and negotiate sensibly over the next two months till both sides reach a mutually satisfactory solution.Please spare the public the terrible inconvenience of Strikes such as the last one and resort to CONCILIATION in the first instance. London and in fact,the whole country simply cannot afford strike action in our Public Services.Good luck all. Sonoo Malkani
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