London tube strike to go ahead

2011-12-22 20:34

London - Disruption loomed for sports fans and shoppers in London on Boxing Day after the High Court rejected a legal attempt to stop a planned 24-hour strike by tube drivers.

London Underground had asked the court to outlaw the strike by members of the Aslef union who are demanding more pay.

But Mr Justice Eder ruled the stoppage could go ahead, the Press Association reported on Thursday.

Of the tube network's 3 500 drivers, 2 200 are in Aslef. More stoppages are planned for January 16, February 3 and February 13.