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Drivers on the Jubilee line have voted to walk-out for 24 hours next Tuesday in the first of two strikes.

Members of both Aslef and the RMT have backed the action over claims of poor working conditions, especially at its base in North Greenwich. As well as the strike on April 2 there will also be a walk-out on May 2.

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Boxing Day strike action by Tube drivers is almost certain to go ahead with Transport for London accusing union officials of "holding Londoners to ransom".

Talks to avert the walk-out have apparently broken down and Underground bosses have now said the Jubilee line will effectively be shut on Wednesday.

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Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action over a dispute on Bank Holiday working practices, meaning Londoners face Boxing Day disruption.

Last minute talks are still taking place between London Underground and union ASLEF in a bid to reach an agreement but the union revealed on Monday its members backed a walk out.

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A piece of equipment not secured properly was the cause of the power failure that saw hundreds trapped underground for an hour last month and many thousands of Jubilee line passengers held up.

The revelation came from Aslef union official Steve Connolly on Tuesday at the London Assembly transport committee.