London Underground (LU) will call for an end
to underground strikes in talks with the leaders of the National Union of Rail,
Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’
Talks are set to take place on the afternoon
of 12 October at Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). LU hopes
the unions’ strike actions will be called off, with promises to make staffing
changes without impacting the Tube’s high safety standards and with a guarantee
of no compulsory redundancies.
According to a statement from LU, all
stations with a ticket office will continue to have one, and all stations will
continue to be staffed.
“We are pleased that the RMT and TSSA
leaderships are willing to return to talks to try to resolve this issue,” said
LU’s COO, Howard Collins. “We’ll be going into these discussions positively to
try to address any concerns raised and trying to work together to resolve this
issue without any further unnecessary disruption to