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  • 85% of Tube staff vote to strike over ‘unsafe’ job cuts

    by Steve Sweeney

    RAIL union RMT warned yesterday that “cuts have left safety on a knife edge” as its members on London Underground voted overwhelmingly for strike action.

    Eighty-five per cent of platform and station staff backed walkouts over plans to axe...

    Wednesday 16th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Union hails victory for Tube Lines staff after pensions win

    TUBE maintenance workers celebrated a “massive victory” yesterday in their long battle for pensions and pay and over the introduction of overnight services.

    Rail union RMT won a deal for Tube Lines workers which gives them greater access to Transport for London’s...

    Saturday 12th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tube staff call for cuts reversal after ‘terror device scare’

    TUBE workers demanded yesterday that funding cuts on transport in London be reversed as a “national priority” in the wake of the latest security scare.

    The RMT, TSSA and Aslef unions joined forces to raise the alarm after a 19-year-old man was arrested on Friday in...

    Monday 24th Oct 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tube staff facing more abuse since ticket office closures

    TICKET offices on London’s Tube must be reopened, rail unions said yesterday after new research found staff had been exposed to far more abuse since they closed.

    The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) survey uncovered more than 2,000 abusive incidents in the past six...

    Friday 7th Oct 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Night Tube begins – 11 months late

    by Peter Lazenby

    OVERNIGHT Tube services are due to start in London tonight — 11 months later than the date set by former mayor Boris Johnson.

    The service was to launch on September 15 last year. Mr Johnson, Transport for London and London Underground bosses expected to...

    Friday 19th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • TfL take back control of Tube maintenance staff

    TUBE maintenance workers contracted out to a privateer will be brought back into Transport for London, their union said yesterday.

    Infrastructure giant Amey has controlled a major chunk of maintenance work since New Labour part-privatised the Underground in 2002.


    Friday 12th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unity events at rail and Tube sites back BME communities

    by Alan Jones

    A SHOW of solidarity for victims of racist and xenophobic abuse will be held today outside rail and Tube stations.

    The series of “unity events” has been launched following the EU referendum result, which sparked a sharp rise in hate attacks...

    Monday 4th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT AGM: Actors ‘drafted in to deskill jobs’

    TRANSPORT bosses are drafting in Eastenders actors to replace laid-off training staff, Tube workers warned yesterday.

    Delegates at transport union RMT’s annual general meeting said employers were “deskilling” jobs as a means to cut staff and slash pay.


    Tuesday 28th Jun 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Tube staff coud strike over ‘dash’ to demolish depot

    TUBE maintenance workers could go on strike over the controversial Earls Court development after its was confirmed yesterday that they will be balloted for action.

    Hundreds of track maintenance staff at Lillie Bridge Tube depot in Earls Court, west London, have been “caught in...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Tube costs more per mile than fancy ticket to the US

    TRAVELLING on the Underground costs more per mile than a return trip from London to New York City in business class, Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan said yesterday.

    Next month’s election frontrunner released party research showing how “ludicrously expensive” fares...

    Friday 1st Apr 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain