'Cooling-off period' dismissed by rail unions

We proposed a cooling-off period which would have seen the unions lift their threat of strike action while we would extend our formal consultation period and continue talks at Acas.

However, the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA continue to threaten strikes. This is despite our commitment that all Tube stations will remain staffed and controlled at all times when services are operating.

In future, there will be more staff in ticket halls and on platforms to help customers buy the right ticket, plan their journeys and to keep them safe and secure.

– Phil Hufton, London Underground Chief Operating Officer

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David Cameron calls on union leaders to call off strike

Mr Cameron "thinks that Bob Crow's strike is plain wrong and Bob Crow should call it off rather than inflict misery on hard-working families in London".