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Talks aimed at ending Tube dispute adjourned

Talks aimed at averting more strikes on London Underground in a dispute over jobs and ticket office closures have been adjourned.

Officials from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) met with LU under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas.

The talks will resume on Wednesday.

Members of the two unions staged a 24-hour strike last week which crippled Tube services, causing travel chaos.

The unions say a programme of hundreds of job cuts agreed by former London Mayor Boris Johnson has gone too far and is affecting safety.

LU has agreed to new jobs but not enough to satisfy the unions.

The RMT has warned of further industrial action after February 6 if the row is not resolved.


From Belfast Telegraph