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Tube strike could knock out 2% of this year’s London evening restaurant business

The British Hospitality Association is extremely concerned about the proposed strike action by London Underground and Heathrow Express staff as potentially damaging to hospitality and tourism businesses.
The planned tube strikes are scheduled from 28-30th April and 5-8th May, with a 48 hour walkout on the Heathrow Express due to begin at 3am on 29th April.

Says Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association:  “The planned industrial action by the London Underground staff covers seven evenings; in effect 2% of the evenings this year when London’s restaurants and related businesses, such as theatres, can attract customers.  Even if strikes are cancelled or ineffective, people will still cancel bookings or not make them in the first place.  We hope that the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT Union) and industry chiefs will be able to find a swift resolution which avoids further strike action and which does not impact negatively on tourists and commuters.”

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