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RMT boss confirms “the strike is on”

10:14 11 February 2014

Workers across east London are bracing themselves for another day of disruption as plans for a second wave of tube-strikes remain firmly in place.

Talks are ongoing between RMT and TSSA union officials and London Underground (LU) managers to try to resolve a row over job-losses and ticket office closures.

Transport for London said it will try to run a basic service, but many stations will remain closed.

The RMT and TSSA unions have called a strike on the Tube which will affect services from 21:30 on Tuesday 11 February. Some services are planning to operate between 07:00-23:00 on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February with last trains departing Central London from around 21:30.

Last week there was travel chaos in the capital when the first round of strikes took place across London.

Long queues grew outside Stepney Green, Whitechapel, and Aldgate East stations and passengers were packed onto buses along the Mile End Road.

Stratford station had to be evacuated because of the surging crowds trying to get onto the platforms.

Speaking to BBC London, RMT leader Bob Crow apologised to passengers. He said: “The strike is on Tuesday night unless the company (TfL) move their position. They can’t expect our union just to get a letter saying 950 jobs are going.”

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