Underground strike talks set to continue

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Talks aimed at averting more strikes by London Underground workers have adjourned until Monday.

Officials from the RMT and TSSA unions met London Underground managers under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas to try to resolve a row over ticket office closures.

Union members staged a 48-hour walkout which ended on Thursday night after causing travel chaos. Another 48-hour strike is planned from next Tuesday.

An Acas spokesman said: “Talks took place at Acas today and the parties have adjourned to consider their positions. All parties have agreed to continue with further discussions on Monday.”

RMT leader Bob Crow said: “Talks involving all parties at Acas have concluded for the night. We will return to the issues on Monday and the strike action scheduled for Tuesday remains on.”