When Two Sides Go To War... It Makes it Difficult To Get To Work

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When Two Sides Go To War... It Makes it Difficult To Get To Work
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The BBC have reported that the ACAS talks between London Underground and the RMT have broken down... again.

It took just four hours for the two sides to reach breaking point, which means it's now very likely that the strike scheduled to begin on the evening of Sunday, January 8 will go ahead.

General secretary of the RMT, Bob Crow, who flew back from a holiday in Egypt a day early to attend the talks told the Beeb "In order to avoid disruption, RMT requested that the new rosters, which leave many stations dangerously understaffed, be held off a couple of months while proper safety validations are carried out.

"Unfortunately, LU flatly rejected that offer underlining their complete intransigence which has already caused chaos for the travelling public."

LU meanwhile are still claiming that there will be no job cuts and safety will not be affected.

There's more details of the strike action on the RMT's website here.

Last Updated 04 January 2006