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Night Tube: Unite union suspends strikes to continue talks

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Image caption Unions are unhappy about pay and conditions offered to drivers working on the new Night Tube service

One of the unions in dispute with London Underground (LU) over night Tube proposals has suspended planned strikes for further talks.

Unite said it would not take part in the three-days of planned industrial action in January and February.

It represents engineers and maintenance staff and has 600 LU members.

Members of the Aslef train drivers' union and the Rail, Maritime and Transport union still plan to strike on 27 January, and 15 and 17 February.

Talks chaired by the conciliation service Acas are due to resume this week.

Hugh Roberts, Unite national officer, said: "We will approach these talks in a constructive fashion and urge LU management to do the same."

The dispute relates to drivers' pay and staff working conditions for the planned 24-hour weekend Tube service on the Jubilee, Victoria, Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines that was due to begin in September.

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