Every Job Matters - Defending Jobs on LU
RMT members working on London Underground stations are taking strike action because London Underground management will not take the action needed to address a crisis on our tube stations.
The dispute is over Tube station staffing and safety. Over 3000 RMT station staff members were balloted for action over the impact on safety from the axing of nearly 900 front-line workers alongside the closure of tube ticket offices. RMT says that the cuts have left safety on a knife edge with the incidents at Canning Town and North Greenwich throwing the spotlight on dangers which are being worsened by the cuts process.
85% voted for strike action and 94% for action short of a strike in the ballot.
The strike action is taking place in the wake of revelations that Tube middle managers have asked LUL Chief Operating Officer “How am I supposed to convince staff to break a strike/overtime ban when I completely agree with many of the issues raised by the RMT?”
A recently leaked record of an “Area Managers Briefing” where senior Tube bosses met with area and line managers has exposed the chaos at London Underground stations following over 800 job cuts as part of LULs ‘Fit for the Future’ reorganisation that resulted in the closure of ticket offices on every station on the tube network.