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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 January 2014

Every job matters on London Underground

Transport union RMT members working on London Underground (LU) are balloting for strike action in protest at the massive cuts being proposed to jobs and services.

LU have announced the closure of all ticket offices by 2015 and the loss of 750 jobs. LU's budget for 2013-14 has been cut bt 33 million and 45 million for 2014-15.

At the same time fares have increased by 4.2% across the tube, bus and tram network.

The RMT is running a campaign called "Every Job Matters" to unite passengers and the workforce against these proposals.

There is a public meeting on 16 January at 6.30pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, nearest tube Holborn.

The ballot closes on 10 January.

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