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London Underground bosses say strike will not affect Burton Albion fans' Wembley visit

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

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LONDON Underground bosses says Burton Albion fans travelling to Wembley for the League Two play-off final will not be affected by a tube strike due to take place on Saturday.

According to the trade union Unite, the network faced a "complete closedown" due to industrial action by 40 power workers, but now officials say a normal service will be run if the strike goes ahead.

The walkout is planned to take place from midnight on Friday until 8am on Tuesday, so could also affect Derby County's Wembley final in the Championship play-off.

Transport for London and the three trade unions involved in the dispute met on Monday but no deal was able to be struck, so the parties will meet again tomorrow.

And while the Unite union says the network will be closed, TFL have said they will be running a normal service.

Richard Jones, LU’s Head of Command and Control, said: “Unite, TSSA and RMT have raised a number of issues with us around workplace and terms and conditions relating to staff in our power control team, all of which are either being addressed or we are happy to discuss.

"We are disappointed that the unions have chosen to call strike action and we would urge all unions involved in this dispute to continue discussions to resolve this matter without the threat of industrial action.

"We have plans in place to operate a normal service should the strike action go ahead."

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