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11 July: news in brief

No progress in Underground pay talks

PAY talks between London Underground and the RMT have broken up after their eighth day, but the RMT said there had been no ‘meaningful offer’. The union, which has 10,000 members on the Underground, is now stepping up its preparations for a strike ballot.

Shuttle traffic falls back amid ‘political uncertainty’

EUROTUNNEL said truck traffic in June was down 14 per cent compared with June 2018, and that this was ‘mainly due to the impact of weakness in the automotive sector, which has been slow to restart after spring shutdowns’. Passenger traffic was also slightly lower than it was a year ago, down by 2 per cent. Eurotunnel said the UK market was ‘politically uncertain’.

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