Tube strike action next week goes ahead as RMT accuses Boris Johnson of wrecking a settlement
The strike action is part of a series spread throughout May designed to cause maximum disruption, not only during strike periods but also in between, as the tube system tries to play catch up, before the next walkout takes place.
RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT negotiators worked flat out today at ACAS to try and reach an agreement which could allow for a suspension of the action and late this afternoon we had workable framework which could have triggered that suspension.
However, right at the last moment London Underground, claims the Union, changed tack, demanding not just a suspension of the strike action but that the entire dispute be called off. The RMT says this pre-empted the outcome of the next stage of the process by 'imposing a condition that they knew the union could never agree' too.
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