Striking Tube workers insist shutting Underground is not driven by pay

Striking Tube workers have insisted their decision to shut the Underground is not driven by pay but the wish to keep the network safe for passengers.RMT officials told the Standard the latest 24-hour stoppage - the fourth since the start of March - was purely about resisting plans to axe 600 station staff posts and protect their pensions.It came as RMT general secretary Mick Lynch apologised to Londoners for the disruption but said there was “no choice” if the union wanted to stand up for its members.He told the Standard: “The London Underground is completely shut down. It’s a total lockdown. All our members are out, and it’s a complete close-down.”

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