Every Job Matters - Defending Jobs on LU

Every Job Matters - Defending Jobs on LU

London Underground has announced the closure of ALL ticket offices by as early as 2015 and the subsequent loss of 750 jobs. Despite this Government’s and the Mayor of London’s claim they wish more use of public transport they are cutting LU’s budget by £33m for 2013-14, and £45m for 2014-15. And this despite January’s 4.2% increase in fares across the tube, buses and trams.

Every Job Matters

Email Boris Johnson and MIKE BROWN TO let THEm know that LU job cuts are unacceptable.

 

Sign the petition against ticket office closures

London Assembly calls for public consultation on ticket office closures and job cuts

Ticket Office Statistics Document

Tube Strike - Latest RMT Press Release - 17 April 2014

RMT & TSSA joint press conference

 

every job matters demo

Activists and MP's gather outside Parliament to protest against the proposed job cuts - January 15, 2014 - Read the transcript of the Parliamentary debate HERE

Watch the video

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Write to your MP and urge them to Sign Early Day Motion 787 opposing the closures

 

RMT deplores London Underground Ltd’s announcement that it plans to close every ticket office, scrap nearly 1,000 stations jobs and reorganise station staffing including the removal of Station Supervisors at some stations. This is a catastrophic attack on London Underground’s passengers and staff. It is not aimed at improving the Tube but at saving millions of pounds following the government’s 12.5% cut to Transport for London’s funding.
 
RMT also opposes the company’s plans to replace skilled workers with unreliable automation in all areas of its work, including train maintenance, engineering, service control and even train operation.

We believe that London needs an Underground that is adequately staffed to ensure an accessible, safe, reliable service, and that Londoners need more jobs not fewer. Today’s announcement takes London in the opposite direction.
RMT calls on London Underground Ltd and the Mayor to abandon these reckless plans. We remind Boris Johnson that he claimed to oppose ticket office closures when he was seeking Londoners’ votes. We will be working with other trade unions and the wider community to oppose these cuts.
 
RMT has made its opposition to staffing cuts clear to London Underground Ltd over a long period, but the company’s well-paid Directors have not listened to us so far. With LUL today beginning a 90-day process towards imposing these cuts as early as February, we need to take industrial action in an effort to make the company see sense. RMT’s Executive has today agreed to pursue a high-profile campaign and to ballot all our London Underground members for strikes and action short of strikes.

Every Job Matters

Email Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and let him know that these cuts are unacceptable.

Write to your MP and urge them to Sign Early Day Motion 787 opposing the closures

Tube Users Oppose Ticket Office Closures

RMT Commissioned Survation to seek the views of Tube users to find out their views on Ticket Offices.
The survey of a thousand tube users demonstrated overwhelming opposition the proposals to close ticket offices. 
•         71% of tube users would be quite concerned or very concerned if ticket offices were closed down
•         52% of tube users had experienced being unable to buy tickets from a machine because it was broken
•         Tourists , essential to the London economy , are even more worried about ticket office closures with 81% either quite concerned or very concerned.
•         Amongst those who voted for Mayor Boris Johnson in 2012 56% said that they would be less likely to support a candidate for Mayor who acted to close ticket offices after pledging to keep them open.
•         78% of regular commuters said that they thought current fares are too high.

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