10 January 2017
RMT Press Office:
TUBE UNION RMT today repeated the call for urgent and serious talks aimed at resolving the tube station jobs and safety dispute.
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“The 24 hour strike that ended yesterday evening was absolutely rock solid right across the combine and was the clearest possible reflection of the anger of tube workers at the potentially-lethal impact that the 838 job cuts is having day in and day out on our stations. No one can now ignore that strength of feeling.
“RMT’s executive will be considering the next steps in terms of moving the dispute forwards and the union remains available for serious and genuine talks. However, the union has made it clear that the company need to move away from the piecemeal and incremental approach to putting jobs back into the system. Tube bosses have conceded that more jobs are required to tackle the growing safety and security crisis but RMT is looking at substantial moves that can be properly evaluated and signed off by our safety reps who know better than anyone what is required on the ground.
“We are calling on LU to bring exactly that kind of package forwards as a matter of urgency to enable us to get the talks process back underway.”