The mayor of London on Sunday announced that a planned strike that would have ground the city’s underground Tube system to a halt this week had been suspended.
“Londoners and visitors to our city will no longer face several days of disruption,” the mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced on social media late Sunday afternoon. “This shows what can be achieved by engaging with trade unions and transport staff rather then working against them.”
The planned walkouts were to be so widespread that the authorities had warned people to travel on the London Underground only if their journeys were “essential.”
Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, or R.M.T., had planned the action over disputes concerning pay and working conditions.
According to the BBC, the head of the R.M.T. cited “positive discussions” on Sunday as a reason for the union suspending the planned strike.
This is a developing story.