RMT Tube strike called off

The threat of strikes on the
Tube was lifted last night when the RMT union called off industrial action
against maintenance company, Metronet.

The union said that the
company, which maintains two-thirds of the Tube network, had made a new pay
offer, which they would consider next week.

This is the third strike the
RMT has called off this week. Action against infrastructure company Tubelines
and South Central Trains have also been cancelled.

Strike action against South Central
fell foul of British strike laws, which dictate that the first industrial
action in a dispute must be called within 28 days of a ballot closing.

The first action in the dispute
was called for 00:01 on 14 June by the RMT – technically 28 days and one minute
after the last day of voting in the ballot.

Michael Millar

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