Another strike for the London Underground

14 July 2015

undergroundPA_175x125 Remember when people from London had to catch the bus for the day, because the Tube went on strike, and some talked about it like they'd had their basic human rights taken away from them?

Well, they're going to be at it again, with another round of Tube strikes being announced, which will kick off on August 5th, according to the Aslef and Unite unions. Drivers will be walking out from 9.30pm for 24 hours.

Of course, Bitterwallet told them about the others ways they can get around the capital, including a boat which we think you can drink booze on, so they really shouldn't complain too much.

If you've missed out on all this, because you have been asleep for a month, or indeed, just don't care, the strikes surround pay and working hours on the new Night Tube service, set to be a thing from September 12th. Of course, some conspiracy theorists believe that the Government don't actually have the money to run the night service, and this is all a big ruse to avoiding having to do it.

Finn Brennan, from Aslef, said last week: "Today our members will be on the picket lines along with our colleagues and friends in Unite, RMT and TSSA. We are here because London Underground management refused to deal seriously with the issues at the heart of this dispute and resolve them."

"They wasted the opportunity to resolve this dispute without a strike. The blame for the disruption caused by the strike rests squarely with London Underground management."

There's more talks due, which means this strike might not go ahead, but we'll just have to wait and see.

TOPICS:   Travel   UK News

1 comment

  • Fagin
    Fair do's & fair play to the underground workers (not just the drivers) ..sticking up for themselves rather than taking it up the @rse like so many trade unions, professional bodies et al. Wish the NHS would strike, it needs to draw a line too.

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