Emergency Public Rally in support of Tube workers
Wednesday 1 February, 18:30pm
Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ
Tube journeys are up by 23% in the last six years.
Even Tube management have conceded that the 838 job cuts imposed by the previous Mayor, have had a devastating impact on passenger safety.
The cuts have also left station control rooms – which are the “eyes and ears” of the network – unstaffed. This has led to a serious threat to passengers at a time of heightened safety and security alerts. Last year’s incidents at Canning Town and North Greenwich, exposed just how serious those threats are. Those safety warnings have been reinforced by daily reports of intolerable overcrowding and pressures on stations and services right across all routes.
With the constant overcrowding on stations and platforms, it is only a matter of time before there is a major tragedy.
RMT has confirmed a new phase of action from 6 February, as part of Tube workers’ campaign for safe staffing levels.
I enclose a leaflet advertising the event. Please share this widely including on social media and with your workmates, family and friends.