Tube maintenance workers suspend strike

14:17 22 November 2012

TfL

A 24-hour strike by Tube maintenance workers due to start tomorrow has been called off.

The strike was due to start at 6am tomorrow after Tube Lines, a Transport for London (TfL) subsidiary, and the RMT union failed to come to an agreement in a long-running row over pensions and free passes for maintenance staff.

The union claims TfL managers have refused to allow former Tube Lines staff to have their pension scheme transferred automatically from the ‘inferior’ defined contribution scheme to the TfL pension fund.

Tube Lines staff are responsible for maintenance and upgrade work on the Jubilee line, Northern line and Piccadilly line.

In a letter to union members today Bob Crow, general secretary of the union, said: “As a result of scheduled engineering work due to be carried out over the weekend of 23, 24 and 25 November 2012 being cancelled, Tube Lines Company Council representatives and Strike Committee Representatives met to discuss whether it was appropriate that the planned industrial action should take place.

“After deliberations the consensus was that the very fact that this work had been cancelled meant that the planned strike action had met its objectives and therefore it was appropriate to suspend the action.”

Mr Crow requested staff “work normally” and added: “While this dispute is far from won I would once again thank you for your excellent support.”

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