Tube strikes planned for next week

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Tube strikes planned for next week
7th October 2014

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced proposals for another tube strike.

Members of the RMT union have been told not to accept any shifts between 9pm on Tuesday, October 14 and 8.59pm on Thursday, October 16.

The strike has been called due to an on-going battle between the union and Transport For London (TFL) over ticket offices. 

TFL want to close down all manned ticket offices, forcing commuters to use ticket machines, claiming its staff would be better used on the concourses.

The RMT said by axing ticket offices, tubes would become a ‘no-go zone’ for many people with disabilities and women traveling alone.



General secretary of the RMT, Mike Cash said: “The cuts ignore the realities of life that we saw when services broke down last week and the recent surveys, which point to an increase in violence and sexual assaults.”

The news comes as public sector workers across the country prepare to strike in separate disputes over pay, jobs and cuts.


But what do Londoners think? We asked commuters outside Gloucester Road station.

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