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Gb: London underground strike shadow on Queen’s Jubilee highlight

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(ANSA) – LONDON, MAY 18 – The shadow of a strike by a contingent of workers of the London underground, the popular tube, grows on the key celebrations scheduled as part of the extra holiday weekend set from 2 to 5 June next to seal the Platinum Jubilee of the record 70 of reign of 96-year-old Elizabeth II. A trade union (Rmt) has in fact announced for day 3 a protest of its members, who accuse the management of the city public transport company (Tfl) of having created “a toxic working environment” and even triggered episodes of ” intimidation “against some employees.

The initiative should specifically target two key stations: Euston and Green Park, the closest to Buckingham Palace. “Our strike will cause significant inconvenience to people who wish to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee,” acknowledged a union leader from Rmt, “but if the top management of the metro do the right thing and deal with us in the appropriate way, the dispute could be settled fairly earlier “.

“We have already met the representatives of RMT and we are ready to do so again”, replied a spokesman for Tfl (Transport for London), urging the union not to follow up on the threat of abstention from work in the height of the Jubilee “while we continue to work for a solution “of the problems raised.

Just yesterday, the queen inaugurated a new Tfl super line – named Elizabeth in her honor and which will be open to passengers from 24 May – of passing urban trains (or crossrails): a line intertwined with the underground network and overground trains, intended for cross Greater London and ease the traffic of some of the Tube’s busiest routes. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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