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RMT demands tube jobs pledge

The tube's biggest union was yesterday seeking 'urgent confirmation' from the financially stricken Metronet that the jobs of thousands of tube workers will be secure and that the maintenance and renewal of the underground would not be compromised.
RMT union general secretary Bob Crow has written to transport secretary Ruth Kelly and Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to get assurances that thousands of tube workers jobs would be safe.'The maintenance and renewal of two thirds of the London Underground has been thrown into doubt and it is clear that the Metronet contract is no longer tenable,' Crow said yesterday. 'Very few people will shed any tears if Metronet goes to the wall, but in its death throes it should not be allowed to decimate the skilled workforce that will be needed long after the company is forgotten.'

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