The executive of Aslef renewed its threat to continue industrial action in pursuit of a claim for a shorter working week after turning down an invitation by management to take the dispute to the industry's wages board. Further stoppages are planned for 8 and 16 July.
Lew Adams, general secretary of the union, said: "The issue is very clear. London Underground promised a shorter working week last year and has now reneged on the deal. There is no need to arbitrate on that."
At the Royal Mail, postal workers began clearing a backlog of millions of letters built up during a day-long national stoppage which ended at noon yesterday. Leaders of the Communications Workers' Union are due to resume pay and productivity negotiations on Monday. Barrie ClementReuse content