Mayor steps in to resolve tube row

London mayor Ken Livingstone
has asked union leaders to reconsider planned industrial action on London
Underground.

In a dispute over safety, the
Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union plans a series of go slows on the Tube,
with workers driving trains at speeds of just 10mph on lines where staff have
safety concerns.

Livingstone met with RMT
leaders, including general secretary Bob Crow, today – just before the action
was due to be announced.

According the Evening Standard,
the mayor refused to tell waiting journalists why he had turned up at the last
minute and would only say: "I am not here. This is not happening. It is
just a figment of your imagination."

By
Quentin Reade

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