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New Year - same c**p as tubes on strike again
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ForestHillier


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Post: #1
12-01-2016 10:59 AM

causing untold misery for all who have to use them for daily work routes and daily routines

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Ligersaur


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Post: #2
12-01-2016 11:20 AM

Quote:
Aslef, RMT and Unite, the unions for London Underground staff, said they would strike for 24 hours on January 26, February 15 and February 17.

[Emphasis added.]

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ForestHillier


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Post: #3
12-01-2016 11:29 AM

yes im fully aware of the dates they have chosen - thanks for reminding me that my journey will be hell on them days - oh and thanks to the tube unions for giving me the opportunity in having 3 days of hell

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squashst


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Post: #4
12-01-2016 11:48 AM

I wonder what the practical way forward is given the RMT isn't going to change its culture.
Options seem to be, 1) Give up on introducing night time tube or 2) do a President Reagan with the US traffic controllers in early 80's - sack the lot and rehire on a non unionised basis. The only trouble with the latter is you will have months of disruption before it (hopefully) gets better.

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ForestHillier


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12-01-2016 11:53 AM

As an ex union member, i dont believe that sacking them all and re-hiring as non-union people is really an option, however i also dont believe that they can hold the country to ransom and cause mass disrupution - not really sure what the answer is

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crassbelch
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12-01-2016 12:46 PM

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ForestHillier


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12-01-2016 01:06 PM

Ha ha - nice one - good news is that they plan to meet on friday with tfl

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Londondrz


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12-01-2016 08:12 PM

Foresthillier, interested to hear your take on Mick Cash etc and if you feel they have a genuine grievance.

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ForestHillier


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13-01-2016 08:43 AM

Where have i Said im taking on Mick Cash ?

What are the moaning about as have TFL not said they will employ more people to cover the night tube, or have I read it all wrong

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Ligersaur


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13-01-2016 10:12 AM

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interested to hear your take on Mick Cash

not that you're / you are taking on Mick Cash

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Londondrz


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13-01-2016 10:37 AM

Ah! A grammar pedant. I think we are all aware of the content of my question regardless of my spelling. Do you stop youngsters on the tube or bus and tell them it's "ask" not "arx"?

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ForestHillier


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13-01-2016 11:50 AM

My fault as I didnt read the post correctly - hopefully I will be able to work from home

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Londondrz


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13-01-2016 12:07 PM

Ligersaur, my apologies. My post was uncalled for. I really do need to learn how to spell properly.

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rshdunlop


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13-01-2016 12:12 PM

Londondrz - wind your neck in, as we say in Belfast. Re-read the last few posts and you'll see that: a) no one was correcting your grammar or spelling as it was fine, and b) misreading 'your' for 'you're' in this case did in fact lead to a misinterpretation of your post.

This post was last modified: 13-01-2016 12:13 PM by rshdunlop.

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Londondrz


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13-01-2016 02:14 PM

RSH, please read the post above your latest one.

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rshdunlop


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13-01-2016 02:25 PM

Indeed - cross-posted. But I left it because it wasn't clear if you realised your spelling was perfectly correct.

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Londondrz


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13-01-2016 02:31 PM

Ah, fair enough. As our American cousins say "no harm, no foul" Laugh

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rshdunlop


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13-01-2016 03:53 PM

Careful, we don't want to get bumped off to the English Usage thread.

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Londondrz


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13-01-2016 09:12 PM

Scared

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Sherwood


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Post: #20
14-01-2016 10:28 AM

I understand that Boris is hiring new staff to work at night on the24 hour tube. Therefore, here will be no problem for the existing workers. Apparently, there is a great deal of interest in being a tube driver. There have been 6,000 applications.

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