The RMT are claiming victory over London Underground (LU) on the issue of job cuts that led to strikes earlier this summer. But is it really a victory? LU dispute Bob Crow's triumphant stance, saying they haven't actually provided any assurances that compulsory redundancies won't happen. It's not the first time that the RMT have partaken of a self-proclaimed victory lap for holding London's tube travellers to ransom. Perhaps someone should point out to Crow that there are no winners: any sympathies that Londoners may have had for striking union members have been eroded by the RMT's demand that their jobs be safeguarded during a recession while their customers face the dole queue.
Last Updated 20 August 2009