3 February 2017
RMT Press Office:
Tube strike action suspended as on-going RMT fight leads to reinstatement of nearly 60% of axed jobs
TUBE UNION RMT today suspended tube stations strike action scheduled to start on Sunday following talks which mean that nearly 60% of the original job cuts planned by LU have now been reversed after three years of solid campaigning.
LU, under Mayor Boris Johnson, slashed station staff numbers by 953. RMT's campaign, involving sustained industrial action, means that 533 of those jobs will have been reinstated.
RMT particularly welcomes the agreement to reopen control rooms and the guarantee of promotion into safety critical grades for Customer Service Assistants grade 2 positions.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“The fighting stance taken by RMT members since the jobs cull on our tube stations was first announced has reversed nearly 60% of those savage cuts.
"That is a tremendous victory and a reflection of the resilience and determination of our reps and the membership right across London Underground.
"We will now continue to work on implementation of the new staffing arrangements at the local level and as always RMT remains eternally vigilant.”