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A decision to announce a Tube strike on the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings has sparked fury among passengers branding it 'highly insensitive' and 'a disgrace'.
The announcement came just hours after services to remember the 52 people killed in the terrorist attack ten years ago.
The strike will totally shut down the entire London Underground network - on which 4million journeys are made every day - from 6.30pm tomorrow and for the whole of Thursday.
Howard Ruse called the announcement 'a disgrace', criticising 'dinosaur union leaders' who ignore the heroic work of London Underground staff ten years ago by calling the strike.
Another user, posting as Jamie, claimed to be a member of the TSSA Union, which is striking. He wrote he was 'ashamed' to be part of the group that is 'holding London to ransom' - a tactic he described as 'outdated'.
But one man, Daniel Randall, a union rep, hit back at criticisms. saying: 'Amazing how we'll go from media heroes (re: 7/7 anniversary) to villains (re: strike) in space of 24 hrs.'
Today's announcement came after a last-ditch attempt resolve a pay row at a meeting with conciliation service Acas failed today, sources confirmed.
Almost 20,000 members of four trade unions are due to strike in a dispute over the new all-night Tube services.
This article first appeared on www.dailymail.co.uk
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