Tube strike receives international support

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Tube strike receives international support

A 48 hour tube strike by RMT and TSSA union members has received support from the World Federation of Trade Unions.

Transport workers on the London Underground walked out last night over ticket office closures which if implemented will see one thousand jobs lost on the network.

The WFTU, representing 86 million workers across the globe, praised striking workers for taking a stand for passenger safety.

The WFTU greets the RMT and TSSA British unions for calling their members into a struggle to protect not only their fair labour rights but also the safety of the underground means of transport for all the passengers,” a spokeswoman said.

“The objective is none other than squeezing the workers and the passengers to produce as much profit as possible in burden of workers’ rights and safety.”

The WFTU also criticised media reporting of the strike, accusing mainstream outlets of a “slandering campaign against the workers struggle aiming to tear the public apart from supporting their cause and enhance its dynamic.”

“We join our voices in solidarity with the transport workers’ struggle to demand safe, efficient and affordable public transport with the respect of workers’ rights.”

– The RMT is the only British trade union affiliate to the WFTU.

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