London Underground chiefs negotiated with subway-union leaders for more than 7 1/2 hours today as the next strike aimed at halting job cuts and ticket-office closures threatens to disrupt travel in the capital from Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.