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London commuters had to find alternative means of transportation Monday, after a 24-hour strike by transportation workers forced the London subway system to close.
Subway station staff, represented by the Transportation Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), will meet with management Wednesday to continue negotiations over safe staffing levels. The union has a mandate from a ballot vote in the fall that allows them to call for further strikes, but the TSSA said it does not have any plans to shut down the system again.
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Full subway service was restored Tuesday, but commuters in London’s suburbs and the southeast section of the city continue to deal with train service disruptions on the Southern Rail, a busy network that serves millions of commuters in the southern sections of the city and surrounding areas.
The Aslef and RMT Unions, which represent train drivers on the busy Southern Rail, plan to strike Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which is likely to wreck havoc on hundreds of thousands of commuters in and around London. While separate from the subway strike, the Southern Rail strike has been a headache for commuters for weeks.
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As for the 24-hour subway strike, system management claimed that it had run some trains on eight of 11 of its lines and had 60 percent of its stations open Monday. The TSSA disputed that figure, accusing management of deliberately and...
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