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TSSA suspends strike action for it's LUL members

Tube strike: TSSA union suspends strike after reaching deal

Crowds at Finsbury Park Tube station Last week's Tube strike caused widespread disruption  

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One union has suspended its 48-hour Tube strike action after reaching a deal with London Underground (LU) over ticket office closures.

TSSA members will now no longer take the industrial action, which was due to start at 21:00 GMT.

The union has tweeted that the RMT has also called off the strike. However, the RMT has not confirmed this.

Talks have been taking place between LU and the unions at conciliation service Acas.

A TSSA spokesman said: "We have now agreed a process where all our serious concerns over safety and job losses will be seriously addressed through the normal channels.

"We are obviously pleased that we have agreed this process, which will allow us to suspend our strike immediately, and cancel it later when the agreement reaches us in a formal document."

'Positive response'

In a statement, Acas said Tube bosses would be writing to the unions with proposals to end the dispute.

"We are hopeful of a positive response so that the proposed industrial action will be withdrawn," it added.

Talks between the unions and LU have been taking place at Acas for 11 days.

Last week's 48-hour walkout from 4 February caused major disruption.

Transport for London (TfL) has published a list of which services it hopes to run should RMT decide to go ahead with the strike.

Trains will run between 07:00 and 23:00, although services will start to wind down at 21:30.

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