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Londoners suffer as Metro workers go on strike
In an unusual incident, the life of millions of Londoners was thrown out of routine, as the metro workers walked out from work, demanding for five per cent hike in salary and job and work condition securities
RAIN AND strike has hit Londoners in a grim manner. Millions of Londoners were seen taking alternative commuting modes to office in rain as the city's famous Tube, the underground train service was not working due to workers strike on Wednesday (June 10).
 
The union of workers in underground metro called for a 48-hour strike to demand for five percent pay hike on annual salary along with job and work conditions guarantee, which was refused by metro officials.
 
City' Mayor Boris Johnson was quoted by media as saying that the walkout was causing huge disruptions. He also urged union leaders to return to talks aimed at resolving disputes over pay, disciplinary issues and job losses, reports said.
 
However, according to sources, the last minute talks with metro officials also collapsed, thus, union leaders carried on with the strike. The situation became worse as the dark cloud poured on the city, causing trouble for about 3.5 million people, who use London's 249 mile or 402 kilometre long subway network every day.
 
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union, which called for the walk out, represents drivers station staff and maintenance workers.
 
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