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AT LEAST 57 London transport workers have died during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London admitted today.
The grim figure included 42 bus staff and eight rail workers.
Managing director of London Underground Andy Lord told the Star: “The safety of our colleagues and customers is the most important thing to us and we are regularly meeting with the trade unions to respond to their concerns.
“We will continue to take robust measures to reduce the risk of infection in workplaces in addition to the continued regular rigorous cleaning of the transport network.”
The TSSA union wants transport workers to be next in line for vaccination. General secretary Manuel Cortes said: “From getting key workers to hospitals and moving vital supplies around the country, our transport key workers have kept the country moving through the pandemic.
“Many have lost their lives to the virus, but they bravely continue to serve during this time of crisis.
“We must vaccinate transport workers as the next priority and I’m calling on transport ministers in England, Scotland and Wales to back this important step to protect our transport networks.”
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