As part of their industrial campaign to stop cuts and job losses, members of Tube unions RMT and TSSA working on stations will take “revenue action”. This means that station staff will refuse to carry out “revenue duties”, including selling and checking tickets. Ticket office windows will be closed and ticket machines will be powered down. Revenue Inspectors will not conduct checks and issue penalty fares, and, except in cases where crowd control means it’s unsafe to do so, ticket gates will be kept open. In other words… free travel!
The revenue action takes place between 9.30 and 11.30am and 6.30 and 8.30pm on Friday 7, Monday 10, and Friday 14 February.
HOLT wholeheartedly supports unions’ revenue action, as it hits Boris Johnson and Tube bosses where it hurts (in their pockets!), while giving Londoners free access to the Tube at a time when wage freezes and fare increases mean people often find it too expensive to travel.
Get on board with the action by riding the Tube for free during the hours of the action. Let the staff on your station know you support them, and take a few HOLT leaflets to distribute to fellow passengers. If you’re on Twitter, tweet @HandsOffLT using the hashtag #FreeTube.
Let Tube workers, and the world, know that you support their fight to keep London Underground safe, staffed, and efficient.
(Click here to read RMT’s explanation of the action for its members.)