20/11/2013

RMT Threaten Strike Action Over Potential Job Losses

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have said that its members will strike if expected job cuts and closures are announced by Transport for London (TfL) on Thursday.

According to the union some 3,000 jobs are at risk and hundred of tickets offices face closure as TfL face cuts of about £80 million in the coming year.

"The savage cuts due to be announced tomorrow will leave every job across London Underground at risk," RMT general secretary Bob Crow said.

Adding: "If they are not stopped, (they) will reduce the Tube network to a dangerous and hollowed-out shell where safety is compromised and passengers are left at risk the minute they step on to a station or a train."

(MH/CD)


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