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Val Shawcross AM responds to the RMTs announcement of tube strike action next week

Responding to the RMT’s announcement of strike action next week, Labour London Assembly transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM, said:

“Despite widespread concerns about the impact ticket office closures will have on staff numbers TfL have repeatedly refused to listen to reason. TfL has admitted that 216 stations across the tube network will lose staff with some losing more than half their frontline staff.

“At its heart this dispute is about whether there will be enough staff left at some stations to provide passengers – particularly the disabled and elderly – with the service they need. Cuts to station staff will not only mean hundreds of job losses but more pressure on remaining staff and a degraded service for customers.

“Passengers will not understand why they are being asked to pay more for less, a reduced service at the same time as fares going up. We urge all parties to come together before next week to sort these problems out through negotiation rather than being pushed to strike action which will further inconvenience Londoners.”

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