By Sam Ord
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Major tube strike coming down the line to save jobs

A battle to make sure workers don't pay the price of the pandemic
Issue 2791
Five tube workers and a supporter stands outside Brixton tube station in south London

Night Tube strikers in Brixton last year (Picture: Socialist Worker)

Some 10,000 London Underground workers are set to strike on 1 and 3 March as bosses plan to axe up to 600 station posts.

The strikers are also fighting for pay, against harsh working conditions and to defend pensions.

The action will cause huge disruption across the Underground, cancelling most services as an increasing number return to central London workplaces. It’s part of a bigger fight to make sure workers don’t pay for the impacts of the pandemic.

Workers on the Night Tube have already been striking against plans to force all Underground workers to work night shifts. In a letter to workers bosses said, “Our finances have been decimated by the pandemic.”

Workers are right not to roll over and accept job cuts. The best way to fight is with sustained strikes with mass pickets. Short strikes with long returns to work in between won’t get results, will crush morale and allow the bosses to push through attacks.

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