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Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Tube strike, what tube strike
I totally owned my first tube strike last week.
Despite industrial action closing stations and restricting the number of trains I managed to arrive a mere 7 minutes late to the office.
While I know many, many more were affected much worse than I was it was just like any other day for me.
Now I might be wrong, but how can it be a true strike when trains are still running? How can the big people upstairs truly take notice when you can still catch a ride to work?
I'm not suggesting the unions actually do this - but if I wanted to put on a strike that really got people's attention I'd stop each and every train for 24 hours.
A little background on the issue: two transport unions, Rail Maritime and Transport and Transport Salaried Staffs' Association, are at loggerheads with London Underground bosses over job cuts - and it doesn't look like they're going to get their way.
So until the whole mess is sorted out I say bring on the next strike... unless of course you decide to close Turnham Green, then please stop!