Tube bosses to meet with unions to avoid further strikes by staff

TALKS to avoid another set of crippling strikes by Tube staff are set to take place next week.

management from the London Underground (LU) will meet with trade unions RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) at conciliation service Acas in a bid to soothe a heated dispute over proposed job cuts to station staff.

The two sides are currently at odds over plans by LU to cut up to 800 station jobs.

If the negotiations are successful, the unions could call off three more planned strike periods, which are currently set for 3 October, 2 November and 28 November.
Earlier this month RMT and TSSA caused chaos on London’s transport network after Tube workers launched industrial action.