Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tube Ticket Offices: We've Won!

Yes indeedy. All those hours spent thrusting leaflets into the hands of unsuspecting passers-by, and sitting in meetings rowing with management, and building for industrial action - they have all paid off ...

The Mayor has backed down and scrapped the plans to close 40 ticket offices.

Of course, knowing BoJo, he will already be cooking up other ways to attack Tube workers, and will also be trying to claim the credit for saving the ticket offices. We know better than to swallow any of that nonsense.

In a time when victories for workers and unions seem few and far between, it is worth celebrating every victory, and I take a great personal pleasure in celebrating this one.

Anyone who wants to read through the story of this fight - the best places to look are here and here.