Tube strike set to cause London travel chaos

A 48-hour walkout by members of the RMT union looks set to cause major disruption to commuters' journeys. Businesses are also warning the industrial action could cost the London economy millions of pounds.

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RMT: Cuts to 'safety-critical' Tube jobs led us to strike

The RMT union said its members were forced to take industrial action as London Underground "have refused to move one inch" over ticket office closures and claimed the operator had breached an agreement the groups had previously reached through Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas).

Despite the spin from LU nothing that they are proposing is about 'modernisation'.

The current plans, closing every ticket office and axing nearly a thousand safety-critical jobs, is solely about massive austerity cuts driven centrally by David Cameron and his Government and implemented by Mayor Boris Johnson.

RMT could have recommended the suspension of this strike action if LU had responded positively to our proposal to halt the implementation of these savage cuts, stopping the dire impact they would have the length and breadth of London Underground.

– RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash

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