Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tube Strike Crumbles; RMT Set to Call off Its Walkout after Talks

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tube Strike Crumbles; RMT Set to Call off Its Walkout after Talks

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Byline: DICK MURRAY

HOPES rose today that the RMT union will call off next Tuesday's Tube strike.

Drivers' union Aslef has already called off its strike for that day.

Both unions ordered two 24-hour strikes among London Underground's 3,700 drivers in protest over a claimed "complete breakdown" of industrial relations with Tube management. A second strike is still set for Thursday, 2 March.

The RMT is studying new documents from LU which the company hopes will go a long way to answering the union's complaints and demands for change.

The same documents resulted in Aslef calling off its action on Tuesday.

Aslef is also expected to call off its second strike pending further talks with LU.

An LU spokesman said: "We met the RMT on Wednesday and talks were constructive. We have written to the union following that meeting and hope they can now resolve all issues without need for industrial action."

The RMT's controlling executive committee is expected to call off Tuesday's strike - but not the action on 2 March. …

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