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CITY VIEWS: ARE LONDON UNDERGROUND STAFF WRONG TO STAGE A STRIKE?

<strong>CHRISTIAN DAVIS</strong> BP<br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a complete joke. I&rsquo;ve had to swallow a pay cut, take it or leave it. They&rsquo;re just throwing their weight around because they can shut down London.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>PAUL MARTIN </strong> LONDON METAL EXCHANGE<br />&ldquo;They are holding London to ransom, when there&rsquo;s a big football match at Wembley tomorrow evening. It&rsquo;s bully-boy tactics by the union.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>JENNIFER REX</strong> ROYAL SUN ALLIANCE<br />&ldquo;The economy can&rsquo;t handle pay increases. Tube staff have the benefit of being able to make a significant impact by striking but it doesn&rsquo;t mean they deserve a rise.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>HON CHAN</strong> SWISS RE<br />&ldquo;It is ridiculous. If you requested a rise in another industry you know what would happen. The worst effect will be on people going to the England match.&rdquo;<br />