Saturday, 26 April 2014

Bob Crow's ghost

According to the Telegraph, more strikes are planned for the London Underground.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out for 48 hours from 9pm tomorrow and for three days the following week despite continuing talks over plans to close all ticket offices on the London Underground.

Discussions this week have failed to avert the strike, although both sides said they were prepared to continue meeting ahead of the action.

It has been claimed that RMT hardliners, who are vying to replace their former leader Bob Crow, are behind the action.

So in spite of the media focus on him, it wasn't just Bob Crow but his comrades too. Which we knew already but it's nice to have it confirmed.

I expect the tube will be automated eventually - no drivers, no comrades, no strikes. I suppose they may as well squeeze what they can from the job while it lasts.

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