5 December 2016
RMT Press Office:
RMT SUSPENDS INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON PICCADILLY AND HAMMERSMITH AND CITY LINES
Tube union RMT has confirmed that 24 hours of strike action from tomorrow evening on the Piccadilly & Hammersmith and City lines in separate disputes involving drivers has been suspended following successful talks with London Underground at ACAS.
The union says that all objectives in the Piccadilly Line dispute have now been achieved and that the union is committed to further talks aimed at a long term agreement on the Hammersmith and City Line.
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Talks with London Underground have proved to be positive and focussed and as a result we have been able to make enough significant progress to allow us to suspend the strike action in both disputes that was scheduled for tomorrow evening.
“There is no question that the advances we have made have been down to the strength and resilience of our members in the workplace backed up by a determined and professional negotiating team. The solidarity that led to the resounding ballots for action has been absolutely decisive.
“The union thanks its members and its officers for the exceptional display of unity which has enabled us to make serious progress in resolving the issues at the heart of these disputes.”