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London Underground LIVE Strike – Travel chaos TOMORROW & commuters told to work from home as 10k underground workers head out

Government accused of ‘strangling life out of TfL’ despite new £200m deal

The Government has been accused of “strangling the life” of Transport for London (TfL) despite announcing a new £200m funding deal.

The announcement is the fourth to tackle the pandemic and has received Government support of nearly £5 billion.

The government said the settlement, which runs until June 24, includes conditions to put TfL on track towards financial sustainability by 2023 and the potential for a longer-term capital settlement “depending on the market.” leadership and cooperation of TfL”.

But union leaders and opposition politicians have criticized the move, which comes ahead of strikes next week by London Underground workers worried about jobs, wages, pensions. and their working conditions.

Manuel Cortes, General Secretary of the Association of Salaried Employees, said: “The funding arrangement shows how the Government’s micromanagement of TfL is suffocating its life.

“TfL cannot plan and is in stagnation and decline under the Government’s repressive approach.

“The Tory government continues to fail to understand how important transportation is to our economy and to all of our communities. The complete lack of funding from today’s deal will continue continues to affect TfL’s supply chain, which maintains jobs across the UK.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17794884/tube-strike-london-tomorrow-tfl-2022-citymapper-live-updates/ London Underground LIVE Strike – Travel chaos TOMORROW & commuters told to work from home as 10k underground workers head out

Bobby Allyn

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