2 February 2015
RMT Press Office
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Today is the day when Mayor Boris Johnson not only rips up his promise to Londoners to retain ticket offices but also rips up the safety rule book and kicks off a closure and de-staffing programme that will turn the tube into a criminals' paradise.
"The recent stabbing at Lancaster Gate of a member of staff has shown once again the vulnerability of both our members and the travelling public when numbers are sacrificed in the drive for cuts.
"RMT will continue to work with the community to stop a programme that takes out a thousand jobs and every single ticket office and all industrial and political options remain at our disposal. "