Le­gal ac­tion starts over Tube strike

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & world Update -

LON­DON Un­der­ground has launched le­gal ac­tion in a bid to halt a planned strike on Box­ing Day by­tube driv­ers in a row over pay. The com­pany said it was chal­leng­ing the va­lid­ity of the strike called by the Aslef union’s lead­er­ship over its claims for additional Box­ing Day pay. The union an­nounced last week it was call­ing four 24-hour strikes in the com­ing weeks, claim­ing LU was of­fer­ing no ex­tra pay for work­ing the bank hol­i­day. LU said Aslef was seek­ing triple pay and an ex­tra day off for work­ing on Box­ing Day. “Just don’t kill the goose, don’t kill the goose.” Lon­don Mayor Boris John­son on the Govern­ment’s bank­ing re­forms “Most peo­ple talk about their in-laws as peo­ple who are in­ter­fer­ing, but to me my in-laws were a dream. Ron­nie was from day one, he was ab­so­lutely won­der­ful.” Arif Hus­sein on his fa­ther-in-law Ron­nie Wolfe, the writer of TV com­edy clas­sic On The Buses, who has died af­ter a fall aged 89 “I apol­o­gised to bank clerks the world over.” Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, when asked whether he had apol­o­gised for telling Euro­pean Union pres­i­dent Her­man van Rom­puy that he had “all the charisma of a damp rag and the “I have got this weird bag­gage not only of com­ing from com­edy but quite sur­real, bonkers com­edy – and also be­ing a trans­ves­tite.” Ed­die Iz­zard “A scrooge by na­ture.” Self de­scrip­tion of TV’S Clive James

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