This week’s proposed tube strike have been called off. The decision follows talks between union leaders and Transport for London, mediated by conciliation service Acas. The dispute centred around the work/life balance of drivers (more here), with the upcoming but delayed introduction of the Night Tube 24-hour weekend services.
Members of three unions, RMT, Tssa and Unite, had previously announced two 24-hour strikes, from 9pm on Tuesday 25 August and 9pm on Thursday 27 August. All three unions have now cancelled strike action.
Credit to BBC London’s Tom Edwards, who’s been standing outside the RMT headquarters in the driving rain for the past hour or two in order to break the news.