RMT slams LU for misleading public and risking safety

RMT slams LU for misleading public and risking safety

30 April 2014

RMT Press Office

Tube union RMT today slammed tube bosses for misleading the public as to the level of services running in the city and for cutting corners which have left the skeleton operations and platforms and stations dangerously overcrowded.

With the action solid again this morning , social media has been packed with pictures of severe overcrowding as tube chiefs rip up the safety rule book in an effort to spin a pack of lies about what services are functioning and at what level.

RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said ,

"It helps no one for LU and TFL to deliberately mislead the public as to what services are available as it simply piles dangerous levels of pressure onto the ghost trains and skeleton operations , leaving passengers and staff at risk. 

"You cannot turn the crucial issue of tube safety into a high-risk PR stunt designed to do nothing more than prop up the political position and cuts agenda of this Government and London's Tory Mayor.

"Instead of producing bogus timetables , tube chiefs should be round the table responding positively to RMT's proposals for resolving a dispute which is about nothing more than cash led cuts to jobs, services and safety."

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