New Tube strike dates announced for August
And it is coming much sooner than you think.
Tube workers will stage two strikes over the continuing dispute over pay deals and the night Tube. The RMT union have said that 24-hour walkouts will kick-off at 21:00 BST on Tuesday 25th August and at 21:00 on Thursday 27th August.
That's going to be tantamount to three days of disruption for commuters. There's going to be some fraught patience from some London dwellers, but of course, the whole point of strikes is to be an inconvenience, in a bid to make the powers that be listen. One of the major sticking points is how bosses aren't prepared to meet unions face-to-face about all this.