26 June 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT slams tube bosses for ignoring union crime warnings as new figures show thefts have risen by 80%
Tube union RMT has slammed London Underground bosses for repeatedly ignoring warnings about the surge in crime on the tube as new figures issued today show that thefts on the network have risen by 80% in the past three years.
The shocking new BTP figures come after other statistics have pointed to increasing assaults and sexually and racially motivated violence across London Underground and the wider transport system.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"The union has been warning for years that the cuts to staffing on LU would turn the tube into a criminals paradise and not only have tube bosses ignored those warnings but they are lining up further cuts under the guise of the transformation programme.
"Those presiding over this crime surge on London Underground, including the Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan, should be hanging their heads in shame and they should be in no doubt that RMT will use every tool at our disposal, including industrial action, to turn back the tide of cuts to jobs and safety."