Tube strike set for Boxing Day

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The Independent Online

London Underground (LU) drivers have voted massively in favour of striking on Boxing Day in a row over pay. The Aslef union is claiming triple pay and a day off in lieu for its members working on 26 December, saying LU is refusing to offer any extra pay.

The vote was 1,025 in favour of striking, with 127 against, a 9-1 majority in favour of taking action on Boxing Day. The Tube has been hit by a series of strikes in recent weeks by members of the RMT union and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association in a separate row over jobs. Transport for London said the decision to strike was "disgraceful".