London tube strike: Boris urges unions to put new offer to RMT members
Mayor attacks union ahead of Thursday’s 24-hour strike but RMT says plan for all-night tubes is ‘rushed and botched vanity project’
London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has urged unions to put “an extremely fair and generous offer” from London Underground to their members, with only hours to go before the second 24-hour strike by tube workers in a month.
On Tuesday, London Underground and unions said there would be no further talks to avert the a 24-hour strike over plans to introduce all-night tube services. The strike will start on Wednesday evening and will mean no tube trains until Friday morning, directly affecting more than 4m journeys made daily on the network. Unions warned more strikes could follow, with a mandate for continued industrial action until the dispute is resolved.
Source: Guardian Transport