Thanks to student supporters of our campaign, particularly from University College London Union (UCLU) and University of London Union (ULU), who’ve planned a solidarity action for Friday 7 February.From their Facebook event:
On 7 February, London Underground workers in the Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers’ union (RMT) will take “revenue action” as part of a wider programme of strikes and other industrial action aimed at stopping massive job losses, ticket office closures, and other cuts on the Tube.
Workers will refuse to carry out “revenue duties” between 9:30-11:30 and 18:30-20:30. This means they will not sell or check tickets, not issue penalty fares, and, wherever safe, open the ticket gates. In other words — free travel for passengers! We’ll be taking to the Tube in support of their action.
The proposed cuts will involve the closure of every single ticket office on the entire network, and the loss of nearly 1,000 station staff. This means the Tube will have fewer frontline staff able to help and support passengers.
- London students, in solidarity with Hands Off London Transport, the public campaign against the cuts and in support of Tube workers’ action, will be going underground to tell LU bosses, Boris Johnson, and Transport for London that we oppose the cuts, and that we believe that London’s transport system needs to be properly funded and staffed to ensure that it is a safe, reliable, and accessible service.
- JOIN THE PARTY! We want to draw as much attention to what we’re doing as possible, so wear lots of colourful clothing, party hats, and get ready for some exciting action in support of staff.
- Meet at 6.30pm, Euston Square Station.
Students at the University of the Arts London (UAL) are also planning picket line support for their local picket lines throughout the strike. For more information, see here.