London Underground (LU) workers are set to strike for five days over cuts to jobs, services and safety. The RMT union announced a 48-hour strike from Monday 28 April followed by a 72-hour walkout from Monday 5 May.
The strike call comes after talks with management confirmed what many union activists thought – that bosses want more cuts than they previously let on.
Some 1,800 frontline jobs are under threat and many workers face downgrading and pay cuts. Bosses want a 400 percent increase in the number of managers while cutting the overall workforce by 38 percent.
Many tube workers could be forced to work further away from home under the new proposals and some will have their pay slashed up to £12,000.
In February, tube workers showed their power with a successful 48-hour strike.
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