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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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