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A Piccadilly line tube train at Russell Square station in London, as passengers are facing a twin threat of travel disruption because of two separate disputes involving Tube workers. Photo: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Threatened strikes by London Underground staff and Heathrow Airport workers have been called off.
Drivers’ union Aslef announced a solidarity walkout on Thursday on the Picadilly Line now would not happen.
The change of heart follows an agreement over a disciplinary case.
Phil O’Hare, Piccadilly Line general manager, said: “London Underground was always prepared to discuss this issue at any time to reach a resolution.
“I am pleased that constructive discussions with Aslef have been successful in removing the strike threat over Londoners.”
Meanwhile, cargo workers at Heathrow suspended a three-day strike which was due to begin tomorrow morning at 6.30am.
Staff represented by the Unite union were due to walk-out in a row over pay.