Job cuts fight on Underground

Submitted by Matthew on 29 July, 2010 - 11:08

The RMT union is currently balloting London Underground workers for industrial action over proposed job cuts.

800 station staff jobs are threatened, which would have an enormous knock-on effect across the entire tube network. Understaffed stations have incredibly dangerous potential consequences for workers and passengers alike, and the measures are a further indication of LUL management’s dedication to cutting any corner possible to save money.

LUL also claims to be currently employing 300 more drivers than it needs, and the union has reported a significant increase in sackings for trivial offences. This certainly indicates that drivers will be the next grade to be hit if the bosses are allowed to get away with this first round of cuts; LU workers and their supporters must resist them. The ballot closes on 11 August.

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