Tube union leaders to meet LU management to avert planned strikes

TUBE union leaders are going to pursue discussions with London Underground (LU) management to sort out a way to avert planned strikes that could paralyze the underground transport.

The Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) are opposing management’s plans to slash as many as 800 jobs in ticket offices.

The London Underground (LU) management is planning to scrap the concerned posts to cut cost. The management claiming that the concerned ticket offices are barely used.

TUBE union leaders have welcomed the recommencing of discussions over the issue, while LU management said they were always ready to take part in constructive discussions.

If the two sides fail to reach an agreement over the issue, more than 10,000 Tube workers will leave their posts in the forthcoming industrial actions.

The RMT and TSSA have already resorted to strikes earlier this month over the issue. Further 24-hour strikes for October 3, November 2 and November 28.