91% YES vote in tube dispute reballot

London Underground workers renew strike mandate for further action on the tube.

RMT members have delivered a decisive ballot result in their campaign to protect pensions, working agreements and prevent job losses on the London Underground.

91.1% voted yes in the ballot on a 53.1% turnout, meaning tube workers have the right to continue to withdraw their labour in the coming weeks and months.

TfL have plans to cut 600 jobs and want to rob RMT members of their pension entitlements.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This is a fantastic result for our members and proves that the arguments RMT has been making is endorsed by tube workers.

"TfL and the Mayor of London need to seriously re-think their plans for hundreds of job cuts and trying to take hard earned pensions from workers who serve the people of London on a daily basis.

"We are acutely aware of the funding cuts being foisted on TfL by the Westminster government. However, Mayor Sadiq Khan needs to mount a serious campaign for the people of London, to get the capital city the funding it deserves for its public transport.

"He should not be trying to sacrifice our members pensions and jobs to fit within budget restraints laid down by Boris Johnson."

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