Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

April 24, 2012 10:09 ET

London Fire Brigades Union Backs Striking Tube Lines Workers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 24, 2012) - London Fire Brigades Union is backing Tube Lines workers starting a 72-hour strike from 4pm this afternoon. The tube workers want access to the Transport for London pension scheme.

Ian Leahair, FBU Executive Council member for London said: "We're throwing our support behind the Tube Lines workers taking strike action to secure access to the TfL pension scheme. A decent occupational pension is essential for workers to ensure they are not living in poverty in retirement.

"The pensions of ordinary workers have been under intense attack for many years and we support those who stand up for their rights. All they want is access to the TfL pension scheme to secure their future and we support them in that struggle.

"I would urge their management to get involved in proper negotiations and settle this dispute as soon as possible."

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:
    Paul Embery
    07854 998508

    Ian Leahair
    07854 998505