A two-day strike by London Underground employees over job cuts and ticket-office closures left commuters facing an arduous trip home as stations remained shuttered and roads struggled to cope with extra demand.
A two-day strike by London Underground employees over job cuts and ticket-office closures caused travel chaos in the capital as stations remained shuttered and roads struggled to cope with extra demand.
London Underground workers who belong to the Rail, Maritime & Transport union voted to strike to protest Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to close most station ticket offices on the urban rail network and cut 750 jobs.
Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber said Bank of England Governor Mervyn King ’s speech this week will attract “a lot of interest” from his members after one union leader pledged to boycott it.
News Corp. was asked to reveal who at its News of the World tabloid hired an ex-policeman to follow the leader of Britain’s transportation union after surveillance practices were analyzed at a judge-led inquiry into the press.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s government argued that alternatives to its High Speed 2 rail plan would mean 14 years of closing train routes on weekends, as the opposition Labour Party suggested it could withdraw support for the plan.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King will face questions on bonuses and tax policy from a “stony” audience at the Trades Union Congress today, according to the leader of Britain’s fifth-biggest labor union.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s High Speed 2 rail plan for the U.K. drew further unease over costs from the opposition Labour Party, as a minister pledged the bill for the infrastructure project won’t increase.