Millions of London commuters and tourists face a boost after the RMT union suspended two 24-hour-long strikes planned across the Underground network on 8 and 10 September. The move comes after the union was in negotiations with management at mitigation service Acas today (1 September).
But the union, which represents drivers and workers on the London Underground, warned that it is still in dispute with Transport for London (TfL) over pay and work conditions in relation to the new Night Tube service, which is now expected to launch sometime in autumn after its original start date of 12 September was scrapped.
An RMT spokesman told IBTimes UK: "As the implementation of Night Tube has been suspended until we reach agreement and we are continuing discussions and negotiations on all related matters RMT has suspended the strike action called for the 8 and 10 September.
"However, we remain in dispute and all industrial action called to not co-operate with Night Tube at local level including modelling and trials remains in place . If further negotiations prove negative then further industrial action will be called in defence of our agreements and for a proper pay and reward settlement for our members."