Tube strike called off after talks

By Rob Virtue on May 5, 2014 1:26 PM |

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Successful talks between Tube and union bosses have seen this week's three day strike suspended.

A 72 hour walkout was due to begin on Monday night over plans to close ticket offices across the network.

RMT's acting general secretary Mick Cash said: "Pre-conditions have been removed, protection of earnings has been agreed and we now have a viable framework for a proper review of the cuts and closures programme."

He added further talks on the closures would take place.

Phil Hufton, chief operating officer of London Underground, said: "The only way to resolve this dispute is for the RMT leadership to work with us to shape the future of the Tube in a changing world. It is good that they have committed to doing so alongside the three other unions involved."