21 November 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT responds to shocking new evidence of unstaffed tube stations obtained by BBC London.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“This is shocking new information which confirms RMT's warnings about the tube network becoming an increasingly faceless and dangerous place .
“London Underground need to get an urgent grip on this lethal gamble with public safety. The appalling station jobs cut programme known as Fit for the Future continues to leave an unsafe legacy of daily unstaffed stations.
“Whilst RMT have had a major victory in getting 325 jobs back, unstaffed stations are a regular and growing occurrence as this latest evidence confirms. RMT fears that there is far worse to come with £5 billion of TFL cuts racked up in the pipeline. Those cuts must be halted and reversed.
“If stations can’t be staffed, they must be closed. It’s only a matter of time before a fatality occurs as a result of tube bosses playing fast and loose with public safety .”
Tweets from BBC’s Tom Edwards on this story available through this link: