Unions unite at stations across London

23 October 2013

Today the Action for Rail campaign joined forces with transport, disabled and older people’s campaign groups to condemn plans by London Mayor Boris Johnson to shed hundreds of staff across London’s transport. His plans include closing ticket offices at stations across London Underground, cutting other tube staff, and removing guards from trains on London Overground.

General Secretary Mick Whelan and National Organiser Simon Weller were present at Oxford Circus


A survey of passengers jointly commissioned by Action for Rail, Transport for All, Disabled Passengers Against Cuts (DPAC) and the National Pensioners Convention shows that 81 percent of respondents said the loss of staff at stations would make travel difficult and more than a third would be deterred from making some journeys

ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said: “During the London Olympics transport workers in London moved millions of tourists quickly and safely through the capital. Londoners deserve the same standards this year – and every year – as in 2012.”

If you weren’t able to take part yesterday you can email Boris Johnson and Peter Hendy here




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