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Last-ditch talks to avoid three-day London Underground strike

Published on May 5, 2014 8:46 AM
 
Commuters and shoppers queue for access to Oxford Circus underground station, one of the open tube stations, during strikes in London on April 29, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Union leaders will meet with London Underground bosses on Monday in a last-ditch bid to prevent a three-day strike by tube workers, due to start at 9pm (4am Tuesday Singapore time).

London Underground and Rail, Maritime and Transport union representatives are to meet over the strike called in protests at plans to close all ticket offices and axe 960 jobs, with the last round of talks breaking down on Friday.

Millions of commuters were hit last week by a two-day strike.

Conciliation service Acas said: "In view of the impending three-day strike action by RMT members, Acas has invited the chief operating officer of London Underground and the acting general secretary of RMT to attend a meeting at our offices tomorrow morning. Both have accepted our invitation."

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