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Tube workers fight job cuts

Issue No. 2228

Tube workers in the RMT and TSSA unions are continuing their fight against London Underground management’s plans to slash 1,600 jobs.

Three powerful 24-hour strikes by the 10,000 workers have rocked bosses.

Talks continue, but another 24-hour strike is planned to begin at 7pm on Sunday 28 November. The RMT has analysed where the cuts will fall hardest if management’s plans take affect.

Seventy two out of 98 stations in the Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas will lose staff.

The average decrease in staff is 17 percent.

These cuts will severely hit workers and passenger safety and lead to a worse service.

Union activists are arguing that to win the length of the strikes should be extended to 48-hours. A mass meeting is planned next week.

RMT members are to ballot for industrial action over the sacking of union health and safety rep Eamonn Lynch.

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Tue 16 Nov 2010, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2228
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