A 24-hour strike will go ahead on the London Underground after a last-minute offer was rejected.

Talks were held on Saturday (January 7) between the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union, Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) and London Underground (LU).

It was hoped talks would prevent the strike between 6pm on Sunday (January 8) and 5.59pm on Monday (January 9).

But Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) withdrew from the talks on Saturday and today TSSA said they had rejected a last-minute offer from LU.

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TSSA said on Twitter: "TSSAunion reps vote to reject London Underground offer on station staffing. 24 hour tube strike stats at 18.00 today. #SafetyFirst."

The strike will affect most London Underground stations, although a reduced service is expected to run on the line.

Mick Cash, RMT's general secretary, previously said: "RMT will not stand by while safety is compromised on London Underground off the back of cash-led cuts to staffing levels that the union has warned would have a serious, lasting and corrosive impact for staff and passengers alike.

"That is why our members are taking this action.

"RMT members on the London Underground stations see day in and day out the toxic impact of the job cuts programme and they are reporting back that it is horrific."

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