Tube strikes called off

The planned tube strikes for next
week and later in the month have been cancelled following an agreement between
London Underground and the RMT and Aslef unions over driver pay.

The pay deal means tube drivers will
receive a 1 per cent increase in April, 1 per cent in August and a further 3.7
per cent increase in October, taking their salaries to £30,402.

A joint
statement by the parties involved said: "We are now in a position to
finalise a professional train operators’ agreement, which includes new
arrangements and commitments by London Underground, the trades unions and train
operators to work together to provide the best possible service for our

By Ben Willmott

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