Tube recruitment 'shoddy' says union

29 October 2006

Reacting to news that the son of Abu Hamza, who has himself been convicted of explosives crimes in Yemen, has been working on London’s tube, Keith Norman, general secretary of train drivers’ union ASLEF, said today, 'We are amazed that our members, who drive London’s tubes, could be placed in danger by shoddy recruitment practices. London Underground keeps telling us how much it depends on – and cares for - its staff. Today it has a lot of explaining to do to them – as well as to the public.

'There is a very easy rule of thumb for transport. Poor service comes cheap. Good transport costs money, time and care - which is what Londoners deserve.'
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