Another 800 Job Cuts

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Fri, 08/10/2010 - 09:58,

London Underground has announced another 800 job cuts, planning to get rid of 400 "support staff" (whatever that may mean) and not filling another 400 posts currently either vacant or covered by temps.

For any remaining doubters, it must now be crystal clear that (a) the 800 station staff job cuts were only ever the first domino in a long line; and (b) we are in the fight of our lives. If we do not fight strongly and effectively to defend all these jobs, then management - and the politicians who pull their strings - will walk all over us.

Remember also, that management reckon that the "no compulsory redundancies" agreement does not apply to non-operational staff. This is bullshit, of course, as the agreement clearly states that it applies to "all employees", but management can not always be relied upon to stick by clearly-printed words that they themselves signed up to.

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