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In today's 24-hour Tube strike London Underground hopes to operate more than one-third of trains - "slightly better" than during last week's day-long stoppage. The only services at a standstill will be the City & Hammersmith and Circle lines. Talks over a reduced working week broke down this week and Aslef, the train drivers' union, plans to go ahead with further strikes next Monday and on 16 July. Members of the RMT transport union, which represents most other Tube employees, are voting on taking their own action over time off.

The British Airline Pilots' Association is today expected to announce a yes vote in a ballot on industrial action among more than 3,000 members of British Airways flight crew in a pay dispute, and more than 100 branch representatives of the Communication Workers' Union meet in London to assess the latest offer by Royal Mail to end a conflict over wages and productivity.

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