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Tube strike against lone ‘detraining’

Issue No. 2066

Members of the RMT rail workers’ union on the Bakerloo line of the London Underground struck on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting against management plans to make workers “detraining” passengers at the end of the line do it by themselves rather than with another worker as happens at present.

This is the second strike on the line in this fight over workers’ safety.

Patricia McDaid, the RMT’s health and safety rep at Queen’s Park station, told Socialist Worker, “The strike went very well. Station staff were out 100 percent, although the drivers were not on strike this time as they had been during our strike in July.

“There seems to be no other way to go except another strike. We’ll keep doing it until somebody notices.”

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Tue 28 Aug 2007, 18:17 BST
Issue No. 2066
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