By Jonathan Davies

The UK economy faces another day a major disruption due to a strike on the London Underground on Friday (22 August).

Members of the Aslef union will walk out for 24 hours on Friday, causing 'severe disruption' to the Central and Waterloo & City Lines, used by almost one million people every day.

No trains will run early in the morning or late at night, and commuters are being warned that any trains that do run will be at a greatly reduced frequency.

Nigel Holness, LU's operations director, said: "We will have staff and volunteers across the network to help customers with their journeys but I advise people to plan ahead and check before they travel."

Finn Brennan, of Aslef, said: "This dispute has been brought about by management intransigence on a range of issues, but at its heart is management's refusal to treat drivers with the respect and dignity they deserve at work.

"Our members will not tolerate a situation where vulnerable people leave sickness review meetings in tears and drivers with years of good and long service are threatened with disciplinary action for a delay of 33 seconds in leaving a terminus."

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