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Rail workers strike at Waterloo

Issue No. 2003

Train drivers working for South West Trains based at London’s Waterloo station struck for 24 hours on Tuesday of this week.

The strike affected one of Britain’s busiest train routes.

Some 200 of the 1,200 train drivers based at the station were involved in the action.

The strike resulted from a dispute over a right of workers to take a taxi home after a shift ending in the early morning or late at night.

South West Trains has accused workers of abusing this right.

The workers, who are members of the RMT and Aslef unions, plan further strike action on 13 and 15 June, unless the dispute is resolved.

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Sat 3 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2003
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