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Thursday 19th July 2012 | 14:31
Today trade union Aslef has announced that drivers at East Midlands trains have voted to take strike action across three days during the Olympics. This strike will prevent many families from travelling down to London to enjoy the Olympics.
Even Bob Crow’s militant RMT union has decided not to strike.
This follows threats by the Unite union for bus drivers to strike in the run-up to the Games and Len McCluskey calling “civil disobedience” during the Games in order to bring his “grievances to the attention of as many people as possible”.
Commenting, Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening said:
“If there were an Olympic sport of self-interest, Aslef union leaders would win it hands down.
“This strike threatens Team GB’s ability to plan travel from their UK base in Loughborough and would disrupt journeys for thousands of commuters and spectators.
“Ed Miliband needs to get a grip on his union paymasters so they call off this damaging and unnecessary strike.”