19 February 2016
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This mornings tube problems are just another warning to London Underground management that they cannot play fast and loose with maintenance, renewals and track patrols as they come under intense pressure from the Government and Boris Johnson to bulldoze through massive cuts to budgets.
"The tube network has never been under such pressure and RMT is receiving regular reports now of dangerous overcrowding, a problem that is deepened by any attempt to casualise, cut and undermine safety-critical jobs across the combine. The cuts, and the associated tampering with the Underground safety culture, have to stop."