13 November 2015
RMT Press Office
RMT on news of record tube user numbers today as Government lines up further cuts of £700 million a year.
General Secretary Mick Cash said
"The record numbers of tube users shows just what a success the service is and that is down to the hard work of the staff who make it tick. The fact that the news comes just as the Government are lining up annual additional cuts at TFL of £700 million a year is deeply worrying to both staff and passengers alike.
"The increasing demand is putting the network under massive pressure day in and day out and it needs more staff and more investment to run safely and efficiently, not less . The case against ticket office closures, staff cuts and any further assault on budgets by the government is reinforced by today's news on passenger numbers."