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Jobs agreement reached after powerful tube strike

Issue No. 2166

The RMT transport union is claiming “victory” over job security on London Underground after a 48-hour strike by thousands of workers in June.

A position acceptable to both the union and management has been reached over jobs in negotiations.

The RMT says that this “will see the company sticking to agreed policies on redundancies, protecting the futures of a thousand staff who had been identified as being at risk”.

But, with management aiming to cut costs, it is unclear how long this will hold.

The RMT remains in dispute over pay. All of the other unions on the tube have also rejected management’s pay offer.

This means that further strikes are likely, possibly involving all workers, unless management make a better offer.

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Tue 25 Aug 2009, 19:23 BST
Issue No. 2166
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