TALKS to avert further London Tube strikes were adjourned without agreement yesterday.
The RMT and TSSA unions had been in discussion with London Underground bosses at conciliation service Acas in a bid to resolve the dispute over jobs and ticket-office closures.
Workers held a 24-hour stoppage last week with further action planned for February if an agreement cannot be reached.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members on the London Underground stations see, day in and day out, the toxic impact of the job-cuts programme and they are reporting back that it is horrific.”
He said that management agreed with the union that staff need to be put back on the stations. He urged London Underground bosses to come back with “a serious package of proposals.”
TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: “We are hoping to make progress towards a resolution which ensures that our Tube is both safe and adequately staffed.”