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Victoria line underground strike called off

Issue No. 2172

Members of the RMT on London Underground’s Victoria Line called off their 24-hour strike that was set to start at 9.30pm on Monday after a new agreement on new rosters was reached.

Tube drivers were unhappy that management wanted them to make five “rounder turns” – meaning they would make five return journeys in a day instead of four.

Bob Crow, the RMT’s general secretary, said, “The RMT congratulates our members for their unity and resolve in this dispute, which has enabled us to reach a negotiated settlement with the threat of imposition of new rosters lifted from over our members’ heads.”

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Tue 6 Oct 2009, 18:30 BST
Issue No. 2172
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