Upcoming planned Tube strikes have been called following talks between union Aslef and Transport for London (TfL).

The strikes were set to take place on Monday, April 8 and Saturday, May 4, but will now not go ahead.

Strike action would've seen Tube drivers in Aslef walk out, but following discussions with TfL today, Thursday, April 4, successful negotiations have seen action called off.

Aslef originally called for strike action in aid of better working conditions for London Underground workers.

It came after Aslef previously shared that during negotiations with TfL, workers on the Tube had been asked to change working conditions to get a wage increase.

Tube strikes called off by Aslef and TfL

Discussing the strikes, Finn Brennan, London district organiser for London Underground, said: "I’m very pleased. It’s always better to deal with issues through talking and discussion."

The Standard asked Brennan whether TfL had been influenced by the upcoming Mayoral elections to hold discussions, sharing: "I think the fact that strike action was planned clearly concentrates minds.

"It was nothing to do with pay. We were not asking for any more money or any improvements in conditions. We were simply making sure that any change that is proposed is done through discussion and negotiation."

While the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said it was "good news", sharing: "Good news for Londoners: Monday’s tube strike is no longer going ahead.

"This demonstrates - once again - what can be achieved by talking and engaging with transport staff and trade unions rather than working against them.

The action was only called off following the two days of "intense" negotiations with TfL seeing an agreement made in order to stop the strikes.

Although strikes on the Tube have been called off, planned action on national rail services on April 5, April 6 and April 8 are still expected to go ahead.