London Underground staff opt to strike

Drivers
from the London Underground have voted for industrial action over pay dispute.

The
Rail Maritime and Transport union says its members voted by around 9-1 in
favour of strike action.

The
dispute centres on a pay argument with the unions claiming that the London
Underground has gone back on a promise to close the gap between drivers of
passenger and engineering trains.

The
London Underground is accusing RMT and Aslef – which represent around 3,000 LU
workers – of pushing for unrealistic pay deals.

By Ross Wigham

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