Closed London Underground station, photo (Creative Commons)

Closed London Underground station, photo (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge: opens in new window)

A tube worker

The 24-hour tube strike set to start on 26 January has been called off after tube workers union the RMT agreed to suspend it.

The other tube unions, Aslef, TSSA and Unite had already called off their action over pay, night tube and rosters.

The campaign so far has forced London Underground (LU) to delay their plans on night tube, showing that LU cannot just steamroller through whatever they want.

However, there are still big issues over stations that remain unresolved.

Management want to impose rosters that would result in fewer weekend rest days and new working practices that would allow them to change people’s start times and locations at short notice.

The new rosters would create chronic understaffing at many stations.

The RMT suspended the strike due to start on Tuesday 26 January, but instead will take action on stations in the week commencing 7 February, which is the week the changes would be imposed.