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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 April 2009

Rail workers fight job cuts

Rail union TSSA members gathered to protest at 160 redundancies outside the East Midlands Trains (EMT) HQ in Derby on 31 March. They had a joint meeting with RMT the same evening.

In spite of the recession EMT have had a 14% increase in profits. They have had more passengers and are 'gating' the stations - meaning more demand for counter staff.

TSSA leaflets were handed out at the station, where 12 people were waiting for one counter at 9:15am. "This is why you'll have to wait even longer", explained the workers.

Graham Lewis, Long Eaton trades council

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