South West Trains’ staff called off today's and next Tuesday's strike.
The RMT union called off their strike over working patterns and terms and conditions after discussions yesterday.
The company are allowing employees to take off waistcoats if the air conditioning on trains breaks down. Employees are also allowed to wear incorrect name badges as long as the member of staff’s name is clear.
SWT staff wanted to be able to work a 14-day cycle. SWT’s only wanted them to work a 13-day pattern, but now it will allow the extra day as long as one day is taken off in that period as annual leave.
"Our decision to call of the strike gives the lie to the continued assertions by SWT's management that this was politically motivated. But the serious issues involved in this dispute, which was about a lot more than waistcoats, has taken delicate negotiations to resolve," said RMT's assistant general secretary Vernon Hince.