The press release issued by the RMT on 18 August 2022.
RMT workers on London Overground and London Underground will go ahead tomorrow (Friday) against jobs cuts, attacks on pensions, low pay and the imposition of working practices.
RMT members on London Overground voted overwhelmingly for strike action after rejecting a below inflation pay offer and negotiations with Tube employers have failed to make any progress on cuts imposed by the government.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that London Overground and Underground workers were determined to protect their pensions, secure a decent pay rise, job security and good working conditions.
“Tube bosses are having secret negotiations with the government about slashing jobs and undermining working conditions and pensions all in the name of removing subsidies.
“This government-led assault on staff will be disastrous as no other comparable urban transport system in the world operates without financial support from central government to ensure good and reliable services.
“The government needs to stop trying to get services on the cheap by slashing jobs and wages and invest in what should be a world class transport network” he said.