Tube drivers set to strike

Unions
have announced two strike dates for London Underground tube drivers.

Due
to a dispute over pay, members of Aslef and the RMT will walk out from noon on
5 March to noon on 7 March.

They
will also strike from noon on 26 March to noon on 28 March.

Aslef
said in a ballot 847 tube drivers backed industrial action with 191 voting
against.

The
unions say London Underground has broken a promise to close the £1,600 pay gap
between drivers of passenger and engineering trains.

Aslef
general secretary Mick Rix said: "It is time London Underground honoured
the agreement we reached with them last October and paid our members the
promised increase."

By Quentin Reade

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