Commenting on the announcement that that this week’s two tube strikes have been suspended, Labour London Assembly Member for City & East John Biggs said:
“Commuters across the capital will be breathing a deep sigh of relief at the news that this week’s strikes have been called off.
“Whilst it seems like negotiations are finally making some progress, the Mayor should now take this opportunity to speak with the unions and help draw this dispute to a close.
“Thus far the Mayor has been far too absent in this dispute. Londoners will remember that Boris Johnson was quick to claim the credit when announcing the Night Tube, but the second things got tricky he was nowhere to be seen.
“There are now less than three weeks to go until the Night Tube is due to start. The Mayor needs to be straight with Londoners if that date is no longer viable, as further uncertainty could well mean businesses who are expecting the Night Tube to be running for the Rugby World Cup, are left out of pocket.”