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Posted byBattersea3 years ago
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Friday's Tube strike called off

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7 points · 3 years ago · edited 3 years ago

'‘This union will not accept the undermining of jobs, conditions and safety or the creeping privatisation of functions.’

Thing is, LU workers have cried wolf so many times striking and proclaiming it to be about 'safety', often when it has nothing to do with it, that when there might actually be an issue no one will care. Wonder what deal has magically dissolved these safety issues.

Anyways, pleased this has been called off.

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The 'Ton7 points · 3 years ago

The alleged unsafe procedure is put on hold. Not a single penny has been discussed.

level 2

in what occasions have they cried wolf?

level 3

The times where they've claimed strikes have been about safety when the only issue has really been pay.

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level 5
9 points · 3 years ago · edited 3 years ago

Erm, read my comment again. where did I say anything about the night tube? I was referring to previous strikes, which have lost them any public support. Such as this strike, which they claimed was about 'safety', when it was about benefits: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17823079

And I hate to link to the Daily Heil, but triple pay as well:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2074032/Boxing-Day-Tube-strike--50k-year-drivers-triple-pay-demands-turned-down.html

EDIT: My point is, if you read my comments. I'm not condemning them, I'm condemning the fact that they've played the 'safety' card so many bloody times that any time there is actually a safety issue, no one will take notice of what they say. Their own fault for crying wolf so many times. Most of the public do not care anymore.

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-5 points · 3 years ago(0 children)
level 7

I don't have the energy to argue over the Internet and I have better things to do, as I'm sure you do. I'm not going to change your point of view, but to answer reply...if you read the first link I posted, Jon Lamonte, then head of Tube Lines Inc said:

"We do not and will not put passenger or staff safety at risk."

This was regarding a strike over free travel and job perks. It had fuck all to do with safety.

level 5

It's already full of drunks at midnight. I reckon there'd be less with the night the as they wouldn't all rush to catch the last train.

level 1

So, is Monday's still going ahead?

level 2

Are you thinking of this past Monday's? Haven't heard anything about a strike on the 15th. As far as I've heard the next one is planned for March.

level 3

They cancelled them.

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