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ITF backs defence of vital Tube jobs

ITF backs defence of vital Tube jobs

The ITF is supporting today’s industrial action by the RMT and TSSA in defence of up to 800 potentially safety critical jobs on the London Underground network.

The ITF’s General Secretary, David Cockroft, stated today: “This action is being taken in defence not just of jobs but of a viable Tube network. We have seen again and again how frontline staff play a vital role when things go wrong. Who will be there to protect the public if those jobs are cut?”

In a message of support sent yesterday to the RMT and TSSA, the ITF said that it fully supports its demands and “calls upon the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, not to cut these 800 jobs at ticket offices and stations as it blatantly contradicts the Mayor’s own commitment in 2008 not to do so”.

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