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Anniversary weekend subway strikes suspended after ‘significant progress’ on bullying allegations | UK News

A planned strike at two London Underground stations over the anniversary weekend has been suspended.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) at Green Park and Euston tube stations had planned this move out on June 3rd in a row over bullying allegations.

However, the union said “significant progress” had since been made in talks with London Underground, which resulted in an agreement to carry out a review involving the union to resolve the issue.

Added RMT, if no immediate improvements are seen and the review does not result in a fair settlement, the strike action will take place on another day instead.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “London Underground has finally seen the point of taking seriously the union’s arguments about bullying at work and we will now suspend the strike on 3 June to hopefully find a solution quickly.”

Strikes were initially planned for the whole day and would have affected Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly scheduled services at both stations.

It comes as London expects large numbers of tourists to flock to the city as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.

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After the strike plans were announced last week, a spokesman for Transport for London said: “We hold our people to high standards and make sure everyone is treated fairly.

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“We are aware of this dispute and are conducting an urgent review to resolve it.

“We have had a number of meetings with the RMT and urge them not to take strike action and continue to work with us to find a solution.”

Anniversary weekend subway strikes suspended after ‘significant progress’ on bullying allegations | UK News

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