Talks broke down at Acas this afternoon when LUL attached to a final offer the condition that it had to be accepted by 18:30 the same day – 6 July - or it would be removed from the table.
All the trade unions agreed to reconvene at Acas noon tomorrow and respond to the offer then having consulted with members. This was rejected by LUL. At that point the meeting broke up with no plans for any other meetings although we remain available. Unite left the meeting stating that the offer was divisive, inadequate, failed to meet the aspirations of our members or began to address our dispute.
LUL increased the pay offer from 0.75 per cent to average 2 per cent comprising a 1 per cent plus flat rate £500 consolidated payment for 2015, RPI or 1 per cent whichever is bigger for 2016 and the same for 2017 with one of lump sums for night tube running for particular groups.
Hugh Roberts said: “Unite nor any other trade union will be pressured in this way – LUL will learn the hard way on Wednesday and Thursday. We remain available for talks.”