10:41 am, Fri 10 May 2013
London Underground's operational development and upgrades director, Nigel Holness, said he was disappointed at the threat of industrial action over new trains.
He said good progress had been made in talks with the RMT on Wednesday and a further meeting was planned today.
"I would urge the RMT to work with us to bring about these improvements and remove the completely unnecessary threat of pointless disruption from hanging over our customers,"
– Nigel Holness, London Underground
On the Piccadilly line ballot, Phil O'Hare, LU's Piccadilly line manager, said he was hopeful the issues with the RMT could be resolved.
He said there had been two "very positive meetings" with the union, and management was "due to meet with the union's regional organiser next week to finalise an agreement".
10:38 am, Fri 10 May 2013
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said:
"The outcome of these separate ballots will now be considered by RMT's executive but the message could not be clearer - we are stepping up the fight to protect agreements, jobs and working conditions across the whole of London and to eliminate the scourge of poverty pay on cleaning contracts."
5:00 am, Fri 10 May 2013
Tube drivers have voted to strike
The RMT union has announced that Tube drivers on the Piccadilly Line will strike in a row over working conditions.
Tube cleaners and some engineers working for Transport for London will also walk out in separate disputes.
Drivers on Tube lines serving the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines voted for industrial action, short of a strike.