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EDF Powerlink workers to strike

Members of the Unite union working for EDF Powerlink are set to go on strike for four days from today after last-minute talks with the company broke down. The strike could bring London Underground services to a halt over the Christmas period as the workers maintain its electrical systems. They rejected a two-year pay deal of 1.5 per cent above inflation for 2009-10 and 0.5 per cent for the year 2010-11.