Night Tube Meetings

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On 17th June 2015, Steve Griffiths said that London Underground had offered a number of dates to the unions to discuss the dispute. Please provide details of what dates were offered, when they were offered and to which trade union representatives the offer was made to?


Answer for Night Tube Meetings

Answer for Night Tube Meetings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 30 April, London Underground invited all four Trade Unions (ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and UNITE) for facilitated talks through ACAS to try and make progress on Pay 2015 and Night Tube. Three of the TUs initially agreed to meet on 5, 19 and 21 May but then subsequently withdrew these dates.

On 21 May the TUs publicly announced their intention to ballot on pay and Night Tube, and subsequent to this LU received official notification from all four TUs that they were in dispute.

Talks recommenced under the auspices of ACAS on 4 June. LU stated availability to talk every Monday to Wednesday from then until the end of July to resolve the dispute. The TUs were only able to make one further meeting on 8 June.

LU wrote to the TUs on 24 June and again confirmed availability for talks for all of the week of the 29 June. However the TUs only attended 30 June afternoon and 2 July.

The TUs then were unavailable until 6 July, when LU put forward a fair and competitive full and final offer.