RMT strike dates: Relief for commuters as Tube workers cancel mass walkout tomorrow | The Sun

TUBE workers have cancelled a mass walkout which was set to disrupt thousands of commuters.

Planned strikes by London Underground employees on Wednesday and Friday have been called off, the RMT union announced today.

An estimated 3,500 members voted for the two-day walkout as part of their ongoing battle with TfL over pay and conditions.

But it has since been scrapped following "significant progress" in talks about jobs and conditions.

The union said: "The significant progress means that key elements have been settled although there remains wider negotiations to be had in the job, pensions and working agreements dispute."

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "I congratulate all our members who were prepared to take strike action and our negotiations team for securing this victory in our Tube dispute.

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"Without the unity and industrial power of our members, there is no way we would have been able to make the progress we have.

"We still remain in dispute over outstanding issues around pensions and working agreements and will continue to pursue a negotiated settlement."

It comes as rail strikes planned by Aslef union for Wednesday, October 4, are still set to go ahead.

The union also put in place overtime bans for drivers from Monday, October 2, to Friday, October 6, causing travel disturbance throughout the week. 

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Drivers will be on strike at 13 companies on October 4:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • LNER
  • London Overground
  • Northern Trains
  • Southeastern
  • TransPennine Express
  • West Midlands Trains

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