As talks break down in row over job losses
A 24-hour strike by thousands of London Underground workers has gone ahead after hopes of a peace deal over job losses collapsed.
The Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) walked out at 6.30pm on Sunday, threatening travel chaos for commuters and other passengers.
It is the fourth 24-hour stoppage in recent weeks in a worsening row over 800 job losses in ticket offices.
Talks at the conciliation service ACAS ended last night without a breakthrough and union leaders said today they had effectively broken down, ending any hopes of a last minute deal.
*Larger capacity river boats are running to and from Wandsworth Riverside and Putney on Monday to cope with tube strike (calling at Chelsea Harbour, Cadogan Pier, Embankment and Blackfriars). For timetable details go to http://www.thamesexecutivecharters.com/rivertaxi.html
November 29, 2010