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Talks to avert 2nd London Underground strike fail

Published on Feb 8, 2014 3:28 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Talks aimed at averting a second 48-hour strike by London Underground workers failed on Friday, meaning the planned action is still scheduled to take place from next Tuesday evening.

Millions of commuters faced travel chaos for two days this week when "tube" workers went on strike to protest against ticket office closures and job cuts.

Many people were unable to get to work, while others struggled to get onto crowded buses and overground trains.

The cuts are part of a restructuring that Transport for London (TfL), which runs the capital's public transport network, says could save 50 million pounds (S$103 million) a year.

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