Further planned industrial action protesting working conditions for the future Night Tube services has been cancelled by the trade union involved.
The two 24hr strikes were due to take place on the 8th and 10th of September, and would have caused more disruption for commuters and tourists alike, following previous walk-outs affecting all lines in August. This is the second time that strikes have been threatened and then called off, following widespread concern that disruption would severely affect the capital across the August Bank Holiday weekend.
A spokesman for the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, the RMT, said; “As the implementation of Night Tube has been suspended until we reach agreement and we are continuing discussions and negotiations on all related matters, RMT has suspended the strike action called for September 8 and 10. However we remain in dispute and all industrial action called to not co-operate with Night Tube at local level including modelling and trials remains in place.”
The RMT was the only union to have set dates for further action following London Underground confirming that the overnight service launch would be delayed. However, no fresh launch date has been announced as of yet, and so the public and workers await this before the unions can respond.
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Author Lex Barber