The leader of the biggest tube union has signalled new battles ahead as the Underground enters an unprecedented period of modernisation.
A tube strike which threatened to cause misery for millions of commuters was called off at the last minute today.
The largest Tube union, the RMT, will decide this afternoon whether to call off tonight's 48 hour strike.
The TSSA union has deleted the tweet suggesting the RMT Union has also agreed to a deal.
The RMT union says it is still considering the new offer from London Underground. However, a tweet from the TSSA suggests it will also call off tonight's walk out.
We have now agreed a process where all our serious concerns over safety and job losses will be seriously addressed through the normal channels.
We are obviously pleased that we have agreed this process, which will allow us to suspend our strike immediately, and cancel it later when the agreement reaches us in a formal document.
RMT Union members are still due to walk out tonight, but are considering the offer from London Underground.
New offer included extended consultation period and a freeze on the processing of voluntary redundancy applications. RMT confident it can organise a swift meeting if it's executive to consider the offer.
– ACAS statement
London Underground will be writing to the trade unions with some proposals to end this dispute.
We are hopeful of a positive response so that the proposed industrial action will be withdrawn.
Hopes of averting fresh travel chaos on London Underground have risen after one of the unions involved in a row over ticket office closures suspended a planned strike:
- TSSA union will call off a walkout from 9pm after reaching a deal during talks which ended at the conciliation service ACAS
- The RMT union is also involved in the dispute, but is still considering the offer
RMT Executive will consider the offer from London Underground before making a decision on the strike.
The TSSA union is to suspend its strike on London Underground after reaching a deal over ticket office closures.