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London Underground statement on suspended strike action

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.

– Howard Collins, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer

Jubilee line will run as many trains as possible

Jubilee line tube strike planned for Tuesday 2nd April

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 strike planned

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.

"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."

– Bob Crow, RMT
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