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ASLEF strike action is on spurious grounds

Commenting on the threat of Tube strikes on Boxing Day

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“ASLEF seems determined to disrupt London for the second year running, regardless of the impact this has on the economy. A strike on Boxing Day will reduce valuable trade at retailers and other businesses in the West End. With only 42% of drivers that were balloted voting for this walkout this action seems to be on wholly spurious grounds.”

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