RMT and TFL set for strike negotiation talks
Rail Union vote in favour of strike action
RMT and Transport for London (TfL) are set for strike
negotiation talks following the rail union's vote in favour of
Over 90 per cent of RMT members voted in favour of a walk-out
over fears relating to potential job losses, poor pay and working
Many workers were critical of the public-private partnership
between TfL and Tube Lines (TL) - a privately owned company brought
in to oversee upgrade work on underground lines.
TfL is taking over the firm after TL failed to meet deadlines,
but there are still lingering concerns that jobs will be cut if
engineering work is cut back.
A TfL spokesman said: "We have tabled an acceptable pay offer
and we remain committed to continuing our negotiations and avert
strike action which would cause unnecessary disruption to the
RMT will meet in the next few days to decide on whether vote for
a full-strike or any other industrial strike.