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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 01/11/2011

What the transit workers want

By Autumn Brewington

The Daily Mail has an article on the threat of April strikes by London Underground and British Airways workers, which could have huge implications for those descending on London for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Mail says that "Tube drivers, who earn £45,000 a year, are demanding triple-time payments and a day in lieu to work the Bank Holiday created for the Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey." It also noted that the subway drivers' threats are "a continuation of a dispute over pay for all Bank Holidays."

As we wrote yesterday, the transit-workers union has called reports of a strike "premature." The Mail also cited this union statement -- but we appreciate that the story gives a little more context to the situation.

By Autumn Brewington  | January 11, 2011; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Ceremony, Kate Middleton, Prince William  
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