terça-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2015

London: Metro Nocturne cause cuts, say unions

In addition to work during the nights of Friday and Saturday, the British capital's subway will also have better access and more wi-fi coverage: "it's a good idea. I don't go out until as late as when I was younger, but it's a good idea, because then people don't have to be on the streets at night, "says a wearer.

If most users seem to agree with the measure, since unions have serious reservations. For them, the closure of ticketing counter, which began Monday, is not a coincidence: "Will have a loss of 20 million pounds in the first year and they have to make up for it somehow. Our fear is that finance it with cuts in other services and at Transport for London (TfL), Bill Luke Chester, the syndicate Transport Salaried Staffs ' Association (TSSA).

It is expected that the counter go cost jobs for hundreds of workers of TfL, which is to automate the sale of tickets. The measure was already in several strikes.

By Ricardo Figueira | With REUTERS, APTN

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