RMT welcomes return of Metronet staff to London Underground

RMT press release, issued today

LONDON UNDERGROUND’S biggest union RMT today welcomed plans to transfer the workforce at failed public-private partnership company Metronet back to LUL.

In a letter to RMT general secretary Bob Crow, Metronet Rail chief executive Andie Harper confirmed that a consultation over the TUPE transfer will soon be underway and that he hoped the process would be completed by December.

“RMT has been pressing for this measure all along and welcomes Metronet Rail’s move as a victory for common sense,” Bob Crow said today.

“It is another small step on the road for a properly integrated transport system for London after the disastrous experiment with PPP. Next up, Tubelines’ operations should be brought back in-house.”

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Notes to editors: Metronet is responsible for maintenance on nine London Underground lines. It came under the control of Transport for London this May after going into administration in July 2007.

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