London Overground: RMT strikes for next week have been suspended

London Overground workers were set to strike on March 4 and 5 but the action has been suspended.
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London Overground workers have suspended their strike next week, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Over 300 security, station, revenue and control staff employed by Arrival Rail London were due to walk out on Monday March 4 and Tuesday March 5.

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But the action has been called off after RMT union members voted in favour of an improved pay offer from the company.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “I congratulate our London Overground members for showing such tremendous resolve in this dispute."

Rory O'Neill, general manager of the London Overground, said all services are now expected to operate as normal on these days.

A TfL spokesperson said: “We are pleased industrial action planned for Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March has been suspended by the RMT following positive discussions with our operator Arriva Rail London.  All London Overground services will now operate as normal.”

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This is the second time planned strike action on the London Overground has been called off. On February 15, the RMT union announced a previous strike planned for February 19 and 20 had been suspended after a pay offer had been improved.

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