Royal Wedding: Tweets Of Tube Strike Disruption

As the nation is gripped by the excitement of the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, there are talks of a major underground tube strike to take place on the same day. According to the ASLEF union’s London negotiating officer “Steve Grant” this will follow on from the Boxing Day walk out.

Noted down will be disputes over pay and working holiday time. Some drivers as reported by the, are not just demanding double pay but triple pay and a day off in lieu for working on a public holiday. With so much organisation needed for the day of celebration, its no surprise that this subsequent strike could cause major disruption. Spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron has said, “Any such plans will be seen as a cynical attempt to undermine a day of national celebration.”

London Mayor Boris Johnson has spoken out on Twitter tweeting, “Can’t believe this. Surely not.” At this point in time, until further talks and a fresh ballot take place to actually stage the impending strike, nothing is set in stone. We will update you as and when we hear any more news.

If the strike were to go ahead, do you think this would dull people’s enthusiasm for the big day?