Posts Tagged ‘London Underground’

Strike ballots and unintended consequencies

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Johnson’s at it again. Rather than sit down and have meaningful dialogue with workers’ representatives on the London Underground, he’s been carping about a “lack of mandate” because the RMT’s successful strike ballot came off the back of a 40% turnout. Instead, Johnson believes every ballot for industrial action should meet a 50% threshold to […]

Tories get it all wrong on Livingstone campaign donations

by Andy Newman.

The Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has briefed the Evening Standard, asking “what exactly Bob Crow will be getting in return for his campaign donations” to Ken Livingstone’s campaign. Yet no donation has been received. Specifically Philip Hammond said: “I’m sure many Londoners, like me, will be wondering what exactly Bob Crow will be getting in return […]

RMT accuse London Underground of lying about station staff

by Jon Lansman.

Tube union RMT today demanded an immediate halt to the London Underground (LU) cuts programme as new documents released the union show that 30.5% of stations have been scheduled to be unstaffed during operational hours – a direct contradiction of the speech given by Mayor Boris Johnson at the Tory Party conference in October last […]

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