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Tube strikes set to hit London as staff vote for walk-out

16th Nov 16 10:21 am

More chaos for the London Underground?

Thousands of staff members have voted to go on strike in the lead up to Christmas, leaving travel chaos for passengers.

The potential walk-out has come after arguments over staffing, safety and regulations.

Over 3,000 RMT Trade Union station staff members were asked to vote on the impact of safety over the cutting of 900 frontline workers across London. A huge 85 per cent of voters opted for a strike.

The RMT claimed that cuts have left safety on a “knifes edge”.

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, told The Independent: “RMT members on the London Underground stations see day in and day out the toxic impact of the job cuts programme and they are reporting back that it is horrific.”

“With the constant overcrowding on stations and platforms it is only a matter of time before there is a major tragedy if we don’t act decisively.

“Our dispute is about taking action to haul back the cuts machine and put safety back at the top of the agenda.

“In the separate dispute involving drivers on the Piccadilly Line, safety is again a major factor and is tied in with the ripping up of policies and procedures and ignoring warnings from staff.”

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