Friday, March 31, 2006

Tube workers protest at safety cuts

WORKERS employed by London Underground last week protested at Westminster and lobbied their MPs over changes to fire regulations.
Union leaders argued that planned changes to regulations introduced after the 1987 King’s Cross fire will affect the level of cover.
Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT transport union, said existing regulations must be kept. "These regulations are not academic," he said, "they are quite literally a matter of life and death, and our members and the travelling public have the right to expect that rules that protect them are not thrown out."
The RMT has claimed LU scrapped its fire inspection programme and abolished the post of fire safety adviser.