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RMT member 'told Boris not to give in on ticket offices'

Boris Johnson has claimed that an RMT member told him not to "give in" on the issue of ticket office closures on the London Underground.

London Underground management and RMT leaders are involved in talks at conciliation service Acas as they attempt to avert a planned 72-hour Tube strike next week.

"He said 'I'm an RMT member. Whatever you do don't give in.This is the right thing to do' - and that's what we're going to do," the mayor said.

The union staged a 48-hour strike earlier this week.

Sandwiches served as RMT and LU talks continue

Sandwiches have been served at Acas as talks between London Underground management and the RMT union continue.

ITV London's Political Correspondent Simon Harris tweeted:

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All four Tube unions involved in Acas talks

LU Chief Operating Officer Phil Hufton arrives at Acas to lead management negotiations. Credit: ITVNews/Simon Harris

Talks aimed at averting another round of strikes by London Underground workers will involve all four tube unions: RMT, Aslef, TSSA and Unite.

London Underground Chief Operating Officer Phil Hufton says three unions took part in a Piccadilly Line station-by-station review yesterday but the RMT boycotted.

RMT Union and Transport for London meet to resolve dispute

The conciliation service Acas has confirmed it will host new talks between the Rail, Martime and Transport union and Transport for London in an attempt to resolve the London Underground dispute.

Members of the RMT union are preparing to strike for a further three days from 9pm on Monday 5th May if a resolution cannot be found.

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