By Jonathan Davies

The tube strikes planned for today (Tuesday) and Wednesday have been cancelled, but the three rail unions have called for new action to take place on 8 and 10 September.

Underground workers were due to walk out for two full days from this evening. But the Unite union was the first to suspend the strike, followed quickly by RMT and TSSA.

The newly planned action takes place just two days before the Night Tube service is due to begin.

A letter from RMT General Secretary Mick Cash to members said: “The disputes are not over and there are still a few matters that need further attention before we can reach a final position and a resolution. It may be necessary to take further action and the General Grades Committee has decided that this would take place between Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th September 2015.

“Any movement towards the implementation of Night Tube, including running any test trains for Night Tube, will lead to us calling further industrial action without delay. Likewise, if our reasonable and just demands to protect the jobs and terms and conditions of Station Staff are not met, this will also lead to us calling further industrial action without delay.”