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Posted on 9 October 2014 at 17:47 GMT

RMT suspends tube strike

The RMT has suspended the 48-hour London Underground strike planned to start on 14 October.

The transport union says substantial progress has been made in ACAS talks, including in reducing the number of job losses.

See the RMT statement at: http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-suspends-tube-action-after-substantial-progress-in-acas/

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The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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