Unite suspends industrial action on London Underground...

Unite suspends industrial action on London Underground as a gesture of ‘goodwill’

24 August 2015

Over 400 members of the Unite union have suspended industrial action at London Underground as a gesture of goodwill following progress in talks over the introduction of Tube night running.

The members of Britain’s largest union, who work as electrical and maintenance technicians, linesmen and signallers on London’s tube network, had been set to walk out for 24 hours from 18:30 on Tuesday 25 August and a further 24 hours from 18:30 on Thursday 27 August. 

This action - a work to rule and an overtime ban - has been suspended to allow for further talks with London Underground.

Commenting Unite regional officer Hugh Roberts said: “There are still some remaining sticking points, but we feel sufficient progress has been made to suspend industrial action as an act of goodwill.

“We will continue to approach talks with London Underground in a positive manner. We trust that London Underground management seize this opportunity to reach a deal that fully addresses our members’ concerns and secures a successful future for night running on the Tube.”


For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869. 

Notes to editors

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.