Tube strikes cancelled after talks between Aslef and TfL

Strike action on the London Underground on Monday April 8 and Saturday May 4 has been called off.
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Strike action on the London Underground next Monday has been cancelled, a union has announced.

Aslef, which represents train and tube drivers in the UK, had planned two rolling 24 hour strikes on Monday April 8 and Saturday May 4.

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After a series of talks between the union and Transport for London (TfL) the action has been called off.

A statement from Aslef said: “After a series of meetings at ACAS, our negotiating team has received a proposal that resolves the key issues in our dispute.

“Management has confirmed that they have disbanded their ‘trains modernisation’ team and will not be implementing their plans to changes drivers working arrangements without agreement.

“They have also agreed to reinstate annual refresher training stopped during the pandemic.”

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan welcomed the news.

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In a statement on X, Mr Khan wrote: “Good news for Londoners: Monday’s tube strike is no longer going ahead. This demonstrates - once again - what can be achieved by talking and engaging with transport staff and trade unions rather than working against them.”

Nick Dent, director of customer operations for the London Underground, said: “This is good news for London and we will continue to work constructively with the trade unions to avoid disruption and address concerns.”

Aslef’s train driver strikes on 16 lines, will still go ahead. Union members will take part in three days of full strike action, coupled with a six-day overtime ban over pay and conditions.

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Union members are set to walk out on Friday April 5, Saturday April 6 and Monday April 8.

Train drivers will also take part in an overtime ban between Thursday 4 and Saturday April 6 and Monday 8 and Tuesday April 9.

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