We are prepared to engage in meaningful negotiations but Tube Lines are not, as they made clear at ACAS yesterday. They wouldn’t move their position at all, effectively collapsing the talks right from the start.
Maintenance staff on three tube lines are entering their third day of strikes today.
A strike affecting the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines goes ahead from 4pm.
Union bosses have forecast "widespread" disruption, as workers who maintain and upgrade tube lines go on strike next week.