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RMT reps consult for action in London Underground dispute

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2423

The RMT Tube workers’ union is this week consulting its reps for a two-day strike on 14 and 15 October.

The move follows pressure from London Underground union branches for further action in their fight against pay and job cuts and ticket office closures. 

An indefinite overtime ban, which started last week, is already having an impact and building pressure on the bosses. 

They stood down one station supervisor last week who took the necessary step of closing their station so they could take a meal break. 

RMT activists have also called on their union to seek to coordinate any strikes with other Tube workers’ unions. 

Workers have shown their power to take on Tube bosses with solid strikes earlier this year only for them to be suspended for talks that have gone nowhere. 

The two-day walkout would be on the same day as local government workers and civil service workers strikes in London. 

Union activists should continue to put the pressure on their union leaders to get the strikes back on to halt the bosses’ attacks.

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Tue 30 Sep 2014, 16:48 BST
Issue No. 2423
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