London Underground strike on Monday

Tube strike on Monday

Tube strike on Monday

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A SECOND strike by London Underground workers is set to go ahead from Sunday evening, causing travel chaos for workers and other passengers on Monday, union leaders have warned.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) are due to walk out from 6.29pm for 24 hours in a row over plans to axe 800 jobs.

Tube workers went on strike earlier this month and are due to take two further days of action in November unless the deadlock is broken.

TSSA leader Gerry Doherty has said that London Mayor Boris Johnson seems determined to "grandstand" at the Conservative Party conference next week rather than sitting down with the unions to try to resolve the dispute.

"He seems more interested in winning cheap applause, and furthering his political career, than solving a dispute which centres on his insistence that 800 ticket office jobs must go immediately.

"He was elected after opposing Ken Livingstone's plans to close 40 ticket officers. He now wants cuts at more than 250 and wonders why we are angry. No one likes a hypocrite and that is what Boris is being on this issue."

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "RMT remains totally opposed to the planned Tube cuts which will have devastating consequences for passenger and staff safety.

"We now have the ludicrous situation where passenger groups are being consulted after London Underground have already begun bulldozing through their plans. That makes a mockery of the process and reinforces the union position that the cuts be halted to allow proper discussions and negotiations to take place with our representatives.

"RMT and TSSA members have been faced with a stark choice - either sit back and accept the undermining of safety and safe staffing levels and wait for a disaster, or stand up and fight on this issue in the interests of Londoners. We have opted to stand up and fight for a safe and secure future for the Tube network."

In a separate dispute over pay, maintenance staff employed by engineering firm Alstom will stage a 24-hour strike from 7pm next Monday. LU has pledged there will be no compulsory redundancies and said changes to ticket office staffing levels are needed after the success of the Oyster pre-paid card system.

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5:49pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Baker-Boy says...

We still made it to work last time we do it again come on England this won't stop us
We still made it to work last time we do it again come on England this won't stop us Baker-Boy
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6:08pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Anna Key says...

The tube is obviously another disaster waiting too happen, and this strike is for the safety of everybody who uses it. Dumb blonde Boris is infamous for being accident prone, he now wants us all to experience the tube in the same accident plagued way.
The tube is obviously another disaster waiting too happen, and this strike is for the safety of everybody who uses it. Dumb blonde Boris is infamous for being accident prone, he now wants us all to experience the tube in the same accident plagued way. Anna Key
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6:09pm Wed 29 Sep 10

el caballero de la noche says...

Blame that Horrible little man Bob Crow

Crow is a small man with a small wheelie and a big Ego.

He is one of the plotting anarchists who will not be happy until he is scargilled and finished.
Blame that Horrible little man Bob Crow Crow is a small man with a small wheelie and a big Ego. He is one of the plotting anarchists who will not be happy until he is scargilled and finished. el caballero de la noche
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6:44pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Boris says...

Anna, I am no more accident prone than anyone else, thank you very much. I hope you meant my fool of a namesake, the mayor of London.
Back to the point. The Underground workers obviously have a serious reason for going on strike, so we should all respect that.
Tube strikes in London are no problem, you can get anywhere by bus.
Anna, I am no more accident prone than anyone else, thank you very much. I hope you meant my fool of a namesake, the mayor of London. Back to the point. The Underground workers obviously have a serious reason for going on strike, so we should all respect that. Tube strikes in London are no problem, you can get anywhere by bus. Boris
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7:09pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Anna Key says...

Boris - I did think of you while I was writing that comment, which was why I hoped I'd made a very clear distinction with the dumb blonde bit. For your sake I hope you don't look like him as well!
Boris - I did think of you while I was writing that comment, which was why I hoped I'd made a very clear distinction with the dumb blonde bit. For your sake I hope you don't look like him as well! Anna Key
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10:25pm Wed 29 Sep 10

John the resonator says...

Boris can hardly be anything to do with the London mayor.

Elsewhere on another thread our beloved Colleen has dubbed him:

Boris (I'm all right Jack) Molotov

True!

Now about this tube strike ...............
Boris can hardly be anything to do with the London mayor. Elsewhere on another thread our beloved Colleen has dubbed him: Boris (I'm all right Jack) Molotov True! Now about this tube strike ............... John the resonator
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12:03am Thu 30 Sep 10

deano25 says...

Anna Key wrote:
The tube is obviously another disaster waiting too happen, and this strike is for the safety of everybody who uses it. Dumb blonde Boris is infamous for being accident prone, he now wants us all to experience the tube in the same accident plagued way.
Safety lol.Lets have someone stand behind a window that nearly no one goes to all day ,real economic sense.
[quote][p][bold]Anna Key[/bold] wrote: The tube is obviously another disaster waiting too happen, and this strike is for the safety of everybody who uses it. Dumb blonde Boris is infamous for being accident prone, he now wants us all to experience the tube in the same accident plagued way.[/p][/quote]Safety lol.Lets have someone stand behind a window that nearly no one goes to all day ,real economic sense. deano25
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1:05am Thu 30 Sep 10

Mr Anory. Jack says...

Oh well, another quite day in the city again eh?
Oh well, another quite day in the city again eh? Mr Anory. Jack
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4:10am Thu 30 Sep 10

Bosniavet says...

Boris wrote:
Anna, I am no more accident prone than anyone else, thank you very much. I hope you meant my fool of a namesake, the mayor of London. Back to the point. The Underground workers obviously have a serious reason for going on strike, so we should all respect that. Tube strikes in London are no problem, you can get anywhere by bus.
Boris - You obviously didn't try to catch a bus during the last strike then!

Queues hundreds of yards long with TFL staff basically telling you to abandon any hope of getting to your destination if you were relying on the buses.

I have previously commented on what happened during the last strike, & so I do not think it is necessary to voice my opinion of Mr Crow again.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Anna, I am no more accident prone than anyone else, thank you very much. I hope you meant my fool of a namesake, the mayor of London. Back to the point. The Underground workers obviously have a serious reason for going on strike, so we should all respect that. Tube strikes in London are no problem, you can get anywhere by bus.[/p][/quote]Boris - You obviously didn't try to catch a bus during the last strike then! Queues hundreds of yards long with TFL staff basically telling you to abandon any hope of getting to your destination if you were relying on the buses. I have previously commented on what happened during the last strike, & so I do not think it is necessary to voice my opinion of Mr Crow again. Bosniavet
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7:37am Thu 30 Sep 10

Baker-Boy says...

Bosniavet wrote:
Boris wrote:
Anna, I am no more accident prone than anyone else, thank you very much. I hope you meant my fool of a namesake, the mayor of London. Back to the point. The Underground workers obviously have a serious reason for going on strike, so we should all respect that. Tube strikes in London are no problem, you can get anywhere by bus.
Boris - You obviously didn't try to catch a bus during the last strike then!

Queues hundreds of yards long with TFL staff basically telling you to abandon any hope of getting to your destination if you were relying on the buses.

I have previously commented on what happened during the last strike, & so I do not think it is necessary to voice my opinion of Mr Crow again.
Well said busses no hope really. Northern line should be running still.

But it was refreshing to see the amount of people with maps walking making the effort to work
[quote][p][bold]Bosniavet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Anna, I am no more accident prone than anyone else, thank you very much. I hope you meant my fool of a namesake, the mayor of London. Back to the point. The Underground workers obviously have a serious reason for going on strike, so we should all respect that. Tube strikes in London are no problem, you can get anywhere by bus.[/p][/quote]Boris - You obviously didn't try to catch a bus during the last strike then! Queues hundreds of yards long with TFL staff basically telling you to abandon any hope of getting to your destination if you were relying on the buses. I have previously commented on what happened during the last strike, & so I do not think it is necessary to voice my opinion of Mr Crow again.[/p][/quote]Well said busses no hope really. Northern line should be running still. But it was refreshing to see the amount of people with maps walking making the effort to work Baker-Boy
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8:11am Thu 30 Sep 10

el caballero de la noche says...

To all those person's travelling to work making attempts to rubbish the efforts of 'Bob Crow' the new 'Scargilite'

Well Done !!!

We should never negotiate with one sided believers like Crow, and like all those loud mouthed bully boys they WILL be defeated Why ? simple as a nation we have never given in to people like him.

This is not about safety this is the beginning of the 'red brigade' that always appears when their is a non Labour Government.

It will destroy the new Left wing Labour Leader as it did Kinnock and Foot.
To all those person's travelling to work making attempts to rubbish the efforts of 'Bob Crow' the new 'Scargilite' Well Done !!! We should never negotiate with one sided believers like Crow, and like all those loud mouthed bully boys they WILL be defeated Why ? simple as a nation we have never given in to people like him. This is not about safety this is the beginning of the 'red brigade' that always appears when their is a non Labour Government. It will destroy the new Left wing Labour Leader as it did Kinnock and Foot. el caballero de la noche
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