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Saturday 28th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

LONDON Underground workers are to stage two further strikes against job cuts and ticket office closures which have seen nearly 900 members of staff put out of work.

The action was called by rail union RMT after lengthy talks with London Underground collapsed.

The union says that staff cuts have left safety at Underground stations “on a knife edge,” with frequent reports of dangerous overcrowding on platforms.

General secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT will not stand by while safety is compromised on London Underground off the back of cash-led cuts to staffing levels that the union has warned would have a serious, lasting and corrosive impact for staff and passengers alike. That is why our members are taking this further action.”

The strikes — planned to take place for three days in February and March — follow action taken earlier this month.




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