A planned strike by London Underground workers over the weekend of the FA Cup Final has been suspended, the RMT union said.

Around 1,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, including maintenance and engineering workers, were due to walk out for three days from Friday morning.

The union said LU had agreed to withdraw proposed cuts to train inspection and preparation, the issue at the centre of the dispute.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "It is a massive achievement for this union to overturn the planned cuts to Tube train inspections and preparation but the campaign doesn't stop here.

"We now expect London Underground to reverse the planned cuts to jobs under their 'transformation' programme and give us an assurance that there will be no further attacks on our members, their working conditions and the safety culture on the Tube network.

"Our action this week is suspended but RMT remains vigilant and will have no hesitation in taking whatever steps are required to block cuts and their consequences wherever and whenever they may emerge."