Tube drivers’ union Aslef is to recommend suspending three planned 24-hour strikes, the first of which was due to take place next Tuesday.
Last week Aslef, the TSSA and RMT unions called a series of co-ordinated strikes over the pay and conditions for staff working on the planned new Night Tube service.
Talks between London Underground and the unions aimed at resolving the deadlock have been taking place at conciliation service ACAS and on Wednesday Aslef said it had made sufficient progress to consider suspending the strikes.
Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s organiser for drivers on London Underground, said: ‘I am pleased to say that we have made good progress in talks at ACAS today.
“The negotiating team is now reporting to the ASLEF executive committee with a recommendation that the planned industrial action be suspended.
“The determination of our members brought London Underground management back to the table.
“We have dragged them kicking and screaming into the 21st century with an agreement to deliver modern, flexible working patterns for our members and an above inflation pay rise.
“This demonstrates just what strong, progressive trade unions can deliver in Britain today.’
The RMT and TSSA unions will decide whether to go-ahead with their strikes on Thursday.