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Tube workers push for escalation

Published Tue 7 Dec 2010
Issue No. 2231

Activists in the RMT and TSSA unions are continuing to push for an escalation of strikes on London Underground.

Ten thousand workers have struck for four 24-hour periods against plans to slash 1,600 jobs. The cuts would hit passenger and staff safety, and the level of service to the public.

RMT leader Bob Crow has said that the union will consider escalating action in the new year. This is welcome, but to keep the momentum of the dispute action must be called as soon as possible.

The result of strike ballots of in defence of Eamon Lynch and Arwyn Thomas, RMT members on two parts of the tube network were due as Socialist Worker went to press.

The RMT has called a demonstration at 9.30am at City Hall before Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday of next week. The union will hand over postcards signed by passengers against cuts.


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Tue 7 Dec 2010, 18:03 GMT
Issue No. 2231
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