The RMT union has threatened a “campaign of action” to oppose recent cuts to Transport for London’s budget.
Chancellor George Osborne recently announced a six year funding settlement for City Hall which includes a reduction of around 8.5 per cent for TfL.
Speaking in June the Chancellor said “efficiency savings have been identified by Transport for London” to enable it to meet the its new budget without cutting services.
However the RMT claims the cuts will “devastate transport services across the Capital” and says it will be “mobilising a co-ordinated campaign, up to and including the use of industrial action” in response.
In a statement the union said it believed less money for TfL would “unleash unprecedented attacks on jobs, working conditions, safety standards and essential services like ticket offices.”
General Secretary Bob Crow said: “RMT isn’t going to sit back and wait for the TfL cuts tidal wave to be unleashed, we know what’s coming and it stacks up to a billion pounds worth of unprecedented attacks over a five year period that would devastate jobs, safety and services against a background of soaring passenger demand.”
Mr Crow added: “RMT will co-ordinate campaigning and industrial action across the length and breadth of the capital to fight off cuts that would impact on every single Londoner and which would leave no area of the transport system unscathed.”