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20/04/2014 - London Underground workers to strike

downloadLondon Underground workers are to take five days strike action over ticket office closures.

The RMT members, who suspended their action in February to allow negotiations to take place, are angry that in the subsequent eight weeks the offices in just five stations have been reviewed , with London Underground maintaining every ticket office will close by the end of next year.

A statement from the union said:

"We view London Underground's commitments as dishonest and a total breach of trust between them and ourselves, our members, London's public, and passengers."

The union plans to take strike action between 9pm on April 28th and 9pm on April 30th, then again between 9pm on May 5th and 9pm on May 8th.

Pat Harrington, general secretary of the Solidarity Union commented:

"Cutting staff on the Underground and closing ticket offices has safety implications for those who use the service in the Capital. We should all support the RMT strike and arrange not to travel by underground during their action even if a skeleton service is available."