27 January 2014
Tube union RMT has welcomed todays decisive and overwhelming vote by TSSA members on London Underground to take both strike action and action short of a strike in the dispute over cuts to jobs and the closure of ticket offices that would hammer safety, access, quality of service and security at a time of growing tube demand.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
“The TSSA ballot result steps up the pressure for a serious and renewed effort to resolve the issues that have forced our two unions into this dispute which is simply about protecting safety, staffing levels, security and access to services for the growing number of tube users.
“The Mayor, Boris Johnson, and his officials, need to take note of the level of anger that the cuts plans have generated and pull back their damaging and unwanted proposals and allow serious and meaningful talks to resolve this dispute to take place.”