Tube talks still ongoing



Negotiations between London Underground and Tube unions clocked a fifth consecutive working day on Tuesday ahead of a lengthy planned strike next week.

A full day of talks took place between RMT, TSSA, Unite and LU negotiators at Acas on 17 August and a spokesperson for the mitigation service told the International Business Times that the discussions had resumed. “We anticipate talks continuing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,” the spokesperson added.

The talks were reported as “constructive” a day after the three unions announced they would hold two 24-hour-long strikes.

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has not personally intervened in the negotiations and said that he was “not fussed” if the Night Tube did not begin on its planned 12 September date.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is keeping out of the trade union negotiations, revealed on 5 August that he was “not fussed” if the Night Tube service missed its start date.

He told LBC Radio: “I want it starting in the autumn – what I am fussed about is the offer being put to union members.

“I am not going to authorise any more money. Most people would recognise that this is a very generous deal.”



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