London Underground staff to begin strike on Monday evening


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A two-day strike by underground staff will start later today in the British capital London. The walkout comes after talks collapsed between London Underground and the Rail, Maritime and Transport union.

Workers will walk out over plans to close ticket offices which would cut over nine hundred jobs. The union and London Underground have met more than forty times since the last strike in February, which caused widespread disruption. The union has accused authorities of reneging on their promise of the review of cuts and closures. Transport for London says it will be running as many underground trains as possible if the strike goes ahead. But it notes that disruption is inevitable. Meanwhile, mayor of London Boris Johnson called the strike pointless.