The RMT union has announced that the planned strike for June 10th has been cancelled.
The strike threatened to endanger the chances of Mayor Livingstone’s re-election and had been condemned by his opponents in next week’s elections. Commenting earlier in the week Simon Hughes, LibDem Mayoral candidate said “This sort of industrial action does nobody in London any good.”
The Conservative candidate, Steve Norris has previously called for a no-strike deal on the tube adding “No union should have the right to bring the city to a standstill”.
Speaking last night Hughes raised the prospect of the Mayor using the strike for political advantage, raising the prospect of Livingstone announcing an agreement with the RMT on the eve of the election.
The RMT union was one of several backers for Livingstone’s 2000 campaign.