The threat of industrial action on London Underground in a dispute over jobs, has ended after union officials accepted a deal.

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said it was stopping an overtime ban and now wanted a "rapid improvement" in safety standards on the Tube after being in dispute for four months.

In January this year, hundreds of thousands of passengers were delayed and angered over three days of strikes due to industrial action, staff shortages and other issues.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has already settled its dispute after the London Underground agreed to restore hundreds of jobs which had been cut under the regime of former mayor Boris Johnson.

TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said the deal was the first step in improving industrial relations on the Tube.

Mr Cortes said: "Enormous credit must be paid to our members on our Tube.

"In refusing to work overtime for the last few months, they have proved beyond any doubt that our Tube was no longer employing enough people for stations to meet minimum legal staffing requirements to remain open, let alone deal with congestion or other major security issues.

"Boris Johnson's cull of over 800 jobs blew all safety procedures apart. Reassignments of staff from CCTV monitoring and evacuation responsibility on to gatelines to implement his deep cuts left staff terrified for their own safety, as well as that of passengers."