RMT calls for London Underground to bring forward staffing review in wake of safety investigation
TUBE UNION RMT is calling for London Underground’s staffing review to be brought forward after the company’s own safety investigation slammed its new staffing model.
As well as closing ticket offices London Underground has removed staff from control rooms and the vast majority of stations have less staff on duty than before the changes, which imposed in April of this year.
The investigation was ordered after an incident involving a passenger slipping between a train and platform at Canning Town in May. The report describes how the incident spiralled out of control with communications hampered by the absence of a control room and inadequate staffing to deal with the situation.