London Underground management today wrecked negotiations with the RMT, leaving the union with no choice but to continue with next week’s planned strikes.
Although RMT negotiators believed they had reached an agreement with LU bosses that would have provided a basis for suspending the strikes, LU added an additional condition at the last minute — that the union call off its dispute altogether, rather than simply suspending the next strikes. (See the RMT press release here.)
Strikes will begin on the evening of Monday 5 May and continue until the evening of Thursday 8 May.
Management’s refusal to compromise makes active displays of solidarity with the Tube strikes even more important. Student supporters of HOLT, as well as many others from different trade unions, community campaigns, left-wing political groups, and more, organised to support picket lines during this week’s strike. We’ll be working to ensure even greater levels of solidarity next week.
Click here for a list of picket lines.