Drivers in Boxing Day tube strike

13 December 2010

ASLEF members working for London Underground have voted by a majority of nine to one to take industrial action on Boxing Day. The union represents most drivers on London’s tube system, ensuring that disruption will be extensive and significant. The background to the dispute is the insistence by management that Boxing Day is ‘an ordinary working day’. The union argues that this is patently nonsense and legitimately demanded premium rates for working on the day following Christmas Day.

 

Management failed to come forward with any proposals, and accordingly the union’s general secretary Keith Norman has written to LUL to inform them that ASLEF members employed by LUL will be withdrawing their labour for all turns commencing between 00:01 and 23:59 on Sunday 26 December 2010.

 

‘I am prepared to discuss this with the company but if they want a meeting they are going to have to have something to put on the table,’ says Keith Norman.

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