Tube union in talks to halt strikes

The RMT union met with London Underground bosses yesterday to try and head off another city-wide strike over staffing levels in ticket offices. Transport for London (TfL) said the talks were constructive, while a spokesperson for mediation body ACAS said the two sides had arranged to meet again next week as part of ongoing negotiations. TSSA, the other union containing Underground workers, did not attend the talks and has no plans to meet with TfL. Another strike is scheduled for 28 and 29 November.