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Underground strike action suspended to enable further talks

24 August 2015

Following progress made during talks held at ACAS today, TSSA's negotiating team and your elected representatives have agreed to suspend both 24 hour strikes due to take place this week.

TSSA members are therefore instructed by Manuel Cortes, TSSA General Secretary, to work your duties as normal in accordance with your day to day job roles and shift patterns.

24 hour strike action was scheduled to take place from 18.30 hours on Tuesday, 25 August until Wednesday, 26 August, with a subsequent 24 hour strike starting at 18.30 hours on Thursday, 27 August.

As previously reported, dispute talks have at last begun to gain momentum. As a result of the constructive dialogue now taking place between LU and the trade unions, some progress has been made in relation to ‘non-pay’ related issues tied into FftFS and Night Tube working, with work life balance underpinning these discussions.

Nevertheless, we want to make it clear that the ‘game is not over’ and there are outstanding issues regarding Night Tube, Pay, FftFS, Health & Safety and Service Control, and more time is required to facilitate those discussions. TSSA remains available to continue our talks at ACAS in order to avert any further strike action and further updates will follow.

All power to the members

The progress made thus far would not have been achieved without the display of strength shown by TSSA members in taking industrial action, and the cross union unity and solidarity has had a direct and profound impact upon these talks. To maintain momentum and further our aims within this dispute it is likely that TSSA will shortly announce dates for further strike action.

TSSA - United we stand and we will not be divided

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