Why climate activists should support the tube strike

WCA has always argued that a massive expansion of public transport is crucial to the fight against climate change. That’s why we support the tube workers in their battle for the heart and soul of public transport in London.

London’s Tory administration plans to cut thousands (1,600 to be precise) jobs from London Underground. This would effect passenger safety and the quality of services, not to mention thousands of workers’ livelihoods. If the tube becomes less safe and less reliable, that could force commuters back into their cars. And that’s bad for the planet.

WCA has worked with the main tube workers’ union, the RMT, to develop strategies for fighting for massively-expanded public transport systems that meet the needs of passengers, workers and the environment. Beating back the bosses’ cuts plans is the first step in that fight.

For more details, including info on how you can get involved in strike support, visit http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk

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