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Tube workers to protest over East London line

PUBLISHED: 19:00 20 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:04 05 October 2010

TUBE workers will be protesting against the East London line when the full service kicks-off for commuters on Monday. Members of RMT are planning to hold the demonstration outside Whitechapel Underground Station, in Whitechapel Road from 7.30am on Monda

TUBE workers will be protesting against the East London line when the full service kicks-off for commuters on Monday.

Members of RMT are planning to hold the demonstration outside Whitechapel Underground Station, in Whitechapel Road from 7.30am on Monday, which is the first day that the service will be running from 5.40am until midnight.

The union says that the private company LOROL - that runs London Overground - should transfer its services to the publicly-owned London Underground.

Members have accused LOROL of prioritising shareholders over passengers.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: "£1bn has been spent on this upgrade and every single penny of taxpayer subsidy and fare revenue should be invested to improve services and not be removed from the industry in shareholder dividends."

Passengers will be able to travel the complete length of the line on Sunday from 7am, from Dalston Junction in the north, through the East End, to West Croydon, Crystal Palace and New Cross in south London.

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