RMT deeply concerned by Overground proposals

We note the report from the Lead Officer on file.

We are deeply concerned about London Overground’s proposals, which could see the elimination of ticket offices across their network. Our experience in the past shows that, despite promises to the contrary, the closure of ticket offices leads to the wholesale destaffing of stations with serious consequences for safety and security.

We are also aware that these proposals are being mapped out against the background of massive central Government cuts to the TFL budget and those cuts could shape the eventual package.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to seek urgent, top level discussions with TfL and ARL around the company’s proposals.

We further instruct the General Secretary to arrange for a meeting of all our ARL reps with the Lead Officer, SAGS, and NEC.

Regional Councils and branches to be advised.

Members to be informed by email.