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Mayor rejects direct talks on Night Tube

26 October 2015

After TSSA's offer of face to face talks between trade unions and the Mayor of London so that the remaining issues with Night Tube can be resolved, the Mayor's office has declined the invitation.

Responding to this, TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: "I have written to the Mayor in good faith. I want him to use his considerable personal authority to get a grip of London Underground's stalling tactics.

"Our union accepts that a Night Tube service will benefit passengers, workers, tourists and the future economy of our great city.

"And our members will be proud to play a significant part in delivering the service that will transform London into a true 24/7 city.

"The Mayor's official spokesperson prefers to sling insults our way, but our shoulders are broad.

"My personal, face-to-face offer to Boris stands. Meet me, and my fellow rail union leaders, face-to-face and let's get the Night Tube back on track.

"Together we have the power - and on the part of our members at least - the willingness to make this happen.

"I'm certain Boris has the good manners to respond to my letter in person. But to speed things up my phone remains switched on and I await his call."

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