LONDON’S Tube station staff could strike over the closure of ticket offices, their union announced yesterday.
Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) voted more than two to one to take strike action, with 92 per cent endorsing action short of strike.
The union has warned that staff have been subjected to unprecedented levels of abuse at work following Tory ex-mayor Boris Johnson’s decision to close every Tube station office on the network.
TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: “Our customer service assistants are overwhelmingly trying to warn the public that the Tube they use is not safe. We no longer have enough staff.
“This strike vote must not be dismissed as mindless militant action.
“Instead it’s an act of desperation by mindful and public-spirited customer service assistants at their absolute best by putting passenger safety before anything else.”
Fellow rail union RMT also has a strong mandate for strike action and has already called an overtime ban.