Waltham Forest Trades Council hosts meeting in support of Tube strikes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Unions to meet in support of strikes Unions to meet in support of strikes

A meeting in support of the Tube strike will be held in Walthamstow tonight.

Waltham Forest Trades Council will host the event as Tube workers across London are scheduled to walk out at 9pm tonight in the second of two 48-hour strikes.

Unions say plans to modernise the network, which also include the loss of 950 jobs, could affect staff and passenger safety - a claim dismissed by London Underground.

Speakers include Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, and Glenroy Watson of the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union.

Union and London Underground bosses are meeting today to attempt to resolve the issue.

The meeting is being held at The Quaker House in Jewel Road, Walthamstow, at 7pm.

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10:45am Tue 11 Feb 14

driftingcowboy says...

These 'Unions' will strike at the push of any little button.
What we, the public who will suffer most, need to know, is what is going on in the background both at TfL and inside the Unions. No-one seems to give a **** about the travelling public and the hardship we have to endure to get to work during strike days.

The time has come when a strike is only permitted after all avenues have been exhausted by independent bodies and perhaps a judge.
These 'Unions' will strike at the push of any little button. What we, the public who will suffer most, need to know, is what is going on in the background both at TfL and inside the Unions. No-one seems to give a **** about the travelling public and the hardship we have to endure to get to work during strike days. The time has come when a strike is only permitted after all avenues have been exhausted by independent bodies and perhaps a judge. driftingcowboy
  • Score: 6

11:01am Tue 11 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

They are digging their own graves
They are digging their own graves Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Tue 11 Feb 14

VillageIdiot69 says...

Fat lot of good it will do them, strike's been called off now.
Fat lot of good it will do them, strike's been called off now. VillageIdiot69
  • Score: 2

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