Tube strikes likely after collapse of talks

London
could be in for more tube strikes after talks between the Rail Maritime &
Transport union and London Underground broke down today.

Bobby
Law, the union’s London regional organiser, told the Evening Standard: "We
are disappointed at the lack of progress at the talks.

"It
is clear that management have had their hands tied by the Mayor and there is no
room for constructive negotiations."

Law
told the newspaper the union had again asked for a trial of a four-day working
week on the East London line of the Tube, to be introduced without cost, which
he said had been vetoed.

The
union is to decide on its next move next week

By Quentin Reade

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