TUC support for London Underground strikes

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date: 27 November 2010

embargo: For immediate release

Commenting on strikes by London Underground which begin today (Sunday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

"It should be remembered that tube staff are not striking over pay and conditions but over ticket office closures and the impact of cuts on passengers.

'They are sacrificing another day's pay in the interests of passenger safety. The unions have now taken a bold initiative in proposing independent binding arbitration on the issue at the heart of this dispute, staffing at ticket offices.

'The ball is now firmly in the Mayor's court, and Londoners will be hoping that he accepts the unions's fair and reasonably proposal to bring this dispute to an end."

NOTES TO EDITORS:

- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

Contacts:

Media enquiries:
Liz Chinchen T: 020 7467 1248 M: 07778 158175 E: media@tuc.org.uk
Rob Holdsworth T: 020 7467 1372 M: 07717 531150 E: rholdsworth@tuc.org.uk
Elly Gibson T: 020 7467 1337 M: 07900 910624 E: egibson@tuc.org.uk

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