Tube workers vote to strike

London
Underground staff have voted to strike over the part-privatisation of the Tube.

Underground
staff are concerned that commercial pressures and new management structures
could affect tube safety.

The
RMT trade union claimed that an "overwhelming majority" of its 9,000
members backed industrial action.

Of
the 2,869 votes cast, 2,556 were in favour of action and 313 against, claim the
union.

The
vote will now go to the union’s executive members who will decide if, and when,
industrial action is taken, according to BBC Online.

By Paul Nelson

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