The death of Bob Crow is a great loss to his family, the industry and the movement. A devastating blow for all workers.
– Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
Following constructive negotiations and agreement on some key principles, and with an agreement to further talks, RMT can confirm that drivers’ strike action on the Jubilee Line scheduled to commence at 00.01 hours on the 2nd of April has been suspended.
– Howard Collins, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer
I am pleased that the ASLEF and RMT leaderships have agreed to resolve this dispute without disruption to our customers. The unions raised a number of issues with us, all of which we addressed. Our approach is always to follow the agreed processes to their conclusion and to seek to engage the unions in constructive discussion in order to resolve matters without impacting on Londoners.
Talks at Acas continue today over planned industrial action on Tuesday 2nd April. Yesterday a spokesman said:"Productive talks were held today at Acas between London Underground, RMT and Aslef. The parties have adjourned for the evening to consider their positions."
Should the strike on Tuesday 2nd April go ahead, reduced services will operate on the Jubilee line, with customers advised to seek alternative routes and avoid busy interchange stations if possible.
London Underground has said today they will run as many trains as possible on the Jubilee line, but there will be no service between Stanmore and Wembley Park.
Tube drivers have announced they are going on strike on the first working day after the Easter weekend.
The strike on the Jubilee Line is the first of two over working conditions and claims of bullying.
Paul Brand has the latest from Transport for London's headquarters.
Tube drivers on the Jubilee Line are planning two 24-hour strikes in a row over working conditions, and claims of bullying.
They've been scheduled for next Tuesday, after the Easter weekend, and for the second of May.
– Howard Collins, London Underground Chief Operating Officer
"We believe that we have addressed all of the issues raised as part of this dispute and are happy to discuss this further with the unions.
"I urge both unions to abandon this unnecessary action and get around the table to resolve the matter."
Drivers on the Jubilee line are planning two 24-hour strikes in a row over working conditions and claims of bullying, threatening disruption after the Easter break.
Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union and Aslef on the Jubilee line are set to walk out next Tuesday and again on May 2nd.
The drivers voted overwhelmingly for industrial action, claiming bullying of staff and an "appalling decline" in the standard of working conditions which unions said have led to a breakdown in industrial relations.
Talks will be held at the conciliation service Acas to try to avert the strikes.
– Bob Crow, RMT
"There has been a cynical attempt to trivialise the issues at the heart of this dispute, but the fact is they amount to a systematic undermining of working conditions and staff morale on a Tube line that faces constant pressure from frequent breakdowns and failures, and where drivers are in the front line of trying to maintain both an effective service and passenger safety.
"Their reward has been attack after attack on working conditions and on both individuals and the drivers as a group of staff."