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Tube Power Workers Strike Extended To Three Weeks

Tuesday 8th July 2014

A strike by London Underground power workers has been extended to three weeks.

The union members walked out on 1st July and will now stay out until 22nd July rather than finishing on 15th July as planned.

The dispute is over a number of issues including pay, pensions and working conditions.

Mick Cash, acting general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said: "This dispute is over an all-out attack on the power control grade that would hit pensions, length of service and working conditions and damage the futures of this key group of Tube workers. Management's claim that they can run the system without them is both provocative and dangerous."

TfL said the action was not affecting Tube services and Unite urged LU to hold talks in a bid to resolve the row.

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