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Union fears ticket office job cuts


Tuesday September 6th 2011

More than 1,000 jobs might go as a result of recommendations that could see the closure of one in four English and Welsh railway ticket offices, according to a transport union.

According to the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA), these proposals were discovered in the small print of a report commissioned by the UK Government and drawn up by Sir Roy McNulty.

Some UK workers may have already been forced to rely on their income protection cover in recent months as a result of Government cuts.

The union is now warning that the railway office proposals may see as many as 675 stations left unstaffed.

London and south-east England would bear the brunt of these staff cuts, it is feared, with 265 stations potentially going unstaffed.

TSSA leader Gerry Doherty said that the cuts should be rejected by transport secretary Philip Hammond.

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