Tube strike ballot over job cuts announced [BBC News]





Date: 03/10/2016

Workers on the London Underground are to be balloted on strike action amid a row over job cuts. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said almost 900 jobs have been cut while passenger numbers keep going up. It accused Tube bosses of compromising 'safety and customer service across its stations by cutting jobs'. London Underground chief Steve Griffiths said there were more staff in public areas and crime was at an all-time low. The union said 3,800 workers were involved in an 'ongoing battle' including a row over ticket office closures and cutting control room jobs. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: 'A responsible employer would reverse the job cuts and put staff back into station control rooms.


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Workers on the London Underground are to be balloted on whether to strike over job cuts.