Rail union threatens strike action over safety under PPP

fears of strikes by London Underground workers have been sparked after unions
threatened industrial action over safety problems.

officials said talks on the safety of the controversial part-privatisation of
the Tube were a sham, according to website Ananova.

Crow, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, said unless
LU entered into meaningful consultations he will set in motion a ballot for
industrial action.

allegedly claimed that "LU has withheld information, failed to consult our
reps properly and failed to provide us with up-to-date documents".

added that the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for LU was being "rushed
through" to comply with a political deadline.

By Paul Nelson



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