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Tube maintenance workers overtime ban called off

Issue No. 2046

The RMT rail workers’ union called off a seven-day overtime ban of more than 2,000 London Underground maintenance workers that was due to begin on Monday of this week after talks with management.

However, the union is still calling for a three-day strike set to begin at 6pm this Sunday 15 April unless there is progress on outstanding issues in the dispute over the company’s attempt to force employees to transfer to other companies.

Metronet has refused to withdraw plans to transfer staff to its parent companies, despite agreeing a year ago that this would not happen.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said, “There was significant movement from the company during talks which may form the basis of an agreement.”

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Tue 10 Apr 2007, 18:35 BST
Issue No. 2046
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