Tube Strike Talks Break Down

(BBC) – TALKS AIMED AT AVERTING A 48-HOUR TUBE STRIKE in a pay and jobs row have ‘completely broken down,’ a union said.

Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members plan to strike from 1859 BST on 9th June, in a move expected to bring most of the tube network to a standstill.

The RMT accused Transport for London (TfL) of ‘rank hypocrisy’ in rejecting a 5% pay rise request — while paying 123 TfL managers more than £100,000 a year.

TfL said the union ‘continues to avoid engaging in any meaningful talks.’

The RMT has accused London Underground (LU) of refusing to abide by an agreement that ensured job security and ruled out compulsory redundancies, which would put 3,000 jobs at risk.

A five-year pay offer by LU has also been described as ‘unacceptable’ by the union.

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  1. […] The strike began at 1859 on Tuesday after talks broke down between London Underground (LU) bosses and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union. […]

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