Royal Wedding Strike Possible

London subway drivers threaten a royal wedding day strike

Official engagement photograph of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Copyright 2010 Mario Testino.

London subway drivers are threatening to strike on the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
The ASLEF union said Monday its members might walk out April 29 in a dispute over holiday pay.
Middleton and the prince are due to marry in Westminster Abbey. The day is a public holiday, so a strike would not hit commuters, but it could disrupt thousands of people traveling to central London for the event.
The pay dispute already has seen drivers strike on the Dec. 26, the Boxing Day holiday.
Last month, union leaders predicted that walkouts could become widespread in 2011 as workers feel the impact of Britain's austerity measures -- and could affect the royal wedding.

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  • by amk Location: fowlerville on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    I say way to go! Its a good way to get their point across. And I'm so sick of hearing about the "royal wedding" who cares. I'm happy for them but tired of hearing about it.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    This is socialism at its best. It threatens to disrupt a source of national pride for money.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Jan 10, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    Don't ya' just love union thugs? I'm sure the people of New York City appreciated the union 'slow down' during the recent snow storm. The fact is that every union job could be done better, faster and cheaper by the private sector.
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