High court fails to stop Boxing Day Tube strike

A BOXING day strike by Tube drivers has been given the green light, threatening to disrupt football matches and shoppers, after a high court judge refused to halt it.

London Underground (LU) had argued that the strike was illegal as drivers who are not expected to work on 26 December had cast their vote in the strike ballot.

The union have called on its members to strike on Boxing Day, 16 January, 3 February and 13 February, unless they are paid triple time and given an extra day off for working on Boxing Day, LU said.

LU confirmed yesterday that some services will be running “to keep London moving”. Arsenal’s planned match against the Wolves has been moved back to 27 December.