London Underground re-enters union talks

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London Underground (LU) will call for an end to underground strikes in talks with the leaders of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA).Talks are set to take place on the afternoon of 12 October at Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). LU hopes the unions’ strike actions will be called off, with promises to make staffing changes without impacting the Tube’s high safety standards and with a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies. According to a statement from LU, all stations with a ticket office will continue to have one, and all stations will continue to be staffed.“We are pleased that the RMT and TSSA leaderships are willing to return to talks to try to resolve this issue,” said LU’s COO, Howard Collins. “We’ll be going into these discussions positively to try to address any concerns raised and trying to work together to resolve this issue without any further unnecessary disruption to Londoners.”
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