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Blow for Tory ticket office plans

Issue No. 2393

Tory plans to close ticket offices and cut nearly 1,000 Tube workers’ jobs on London Underground (LU) has suffered a blow. 

New research says that one in five journeys, or 20 percent, originate at a ticket office. David Cameron had claimed that the figure was just 3 percent.

It comes as the RMT and TSSA unions continue talks with LU bosses after calling off a second 48-hour strike last month.

Activists have been building to ensure that no settlement is made without it first being put to a mass members’ and reps’ meeting.

They have also argued for no settlement while any disciplinary proceedings related to or arising out of the dispute are outstanding against any member. 

RMT London Region has adopted this position.

The RMT has agreed to “immediately enter into dispute with London Underground” after bosses announced the imminent commissioning of driverless trains. The union has said that the Aslef union is to go into dispute over the matter. Read more how we exposed the Tube bosses’ plans in 2010 bit.ly/1eVus2f

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Tue 4 Mar 2014, 18:55 GMT
Issue No. 2393
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