Done, chief executive of Manchester 2002, is urging the rail workers
to find another way to settle their pay dispute. She says train
stoppages will threaten the travel plans of thousands of Games spectators.
Ms Done is also
urging the union not to damage Manchester's image worldwide by strike
action as the city hosts the Games, which will be transmitted by
radio and television to 72 Commonwealth nations.
Western train drivers have announced they are intending to strike
on July 28 and July 29 over pay. This
means services taking spectators to Sport City could be heavily
disrupted and more people may have to drive in.
Passenger Transport Executive's Director General, Chris Mulligan,
said if the strikers go ahead road congestion will be "severe".
secretary Mick Rix said: "First North Western Drivers are now the
lowest-paid in the country and we are determined that they receive
the same decent rates of pay as drivers in comparable companies
"I hope First
North Western management will see the sense in this before industrial