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Staff on London Underground to stage 48-hour strike

London Underground workers are to hold a 48-hour strike next week in a long-running dispute over staff cuts.

Transport for London hopes to save £50m a year by closing ticket offices and cutting jobs.

The RMT union said its members had been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 21:00 BST next Tuesday and 20:59 hrs on Thursday but Transport for London said the action was "pointless" and "cynical".

BBC London's Transport Correspondent, Tom Edwards spoke to John Leach from the RMT Union, Phil Hufton of London Underground and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

  • 07 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK