Tube staff threaten strike

LONDON Underground has been given until the end of today to withdraw plans to axe 800 jobs or workers will walk out of the job.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, which is representing workers facing job cuts said it will call a ballot for strike if management doesn’t comply.

“We have already warned that the cuts planned will turn tube stations into a muggers paradise and it now appears that the company are speeding up the process and are already leaving stations unstaffed,” said RMT general secretary Bob Crow.

A spokesperson from Transport for London said: “We call on the RMT and all our trade unions to work with us, as we work transform the tube and deliver a safe, more frequent and reliable Tube services in future.”