United Kingdom -Strike paralyses London underground system -December 26, 2011

On Monday 26 December, London’s underground train service was virtually halted by a strike over pay, disrupting the start of the post-Christmas sales and some scheduled football matches. Most lines were shut or operating a vastly reduced service, but shoppers used cars, buses and taxis to reach retail outlets. Members of the London Underground train drivers’ union ASLEF voted overwhelmingly to hold a 24-hour strike on 26 December, a public holiday in the UK known as Boxing Day, and on three more dates in the coming weeks. The union demanded additional pay and leave for staff who were due to work on Boxing Day.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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