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Metronet staff march on Westminster

Striking Metronet tube maintenance workers were due to march to the Department for Transport today to call for an end to the part-privatisation of the London Underground and for maintenance to be brought back in house.

The Metronet workers were among 2,300 members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union that went on strike yesterday because it claims Metronet administrator Ernst & Young has failed to give assurances about Metronet jobs and pension schemes following the tube contractor’s collapse.


As a result of the strike action, nine of London's 12 underground lines shut down creating chaos for commuters as they made their way onto overcrowded buses.


RMT officials said that as yet Metronet had yet to give assurances about jobs and pensions and they warned of another 72 hour strike next week if the dispute was not resolved.

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