Strikes supposed to be annoying, say Tube drivers
LONDONERS complaining that the Tube strike is frustrating have been reminded that is the point.
Commuters have criticised the lack of trains, in the apparent belief that the disruption of London’s transport network is an unintended side-effect of industrial action, rather than its main objective.
Financial analyst Eleanor Shaw said: “It’s bloody typical that the tube drivers didn’t think of arranging replacement tube drivers before going off on strike. No wonder everybody’s pissed off with them.”
Digital marketer Tom Booker added: “Why can’t they strike while continuing to do their jobs? These unions just act in the interests of their members.”
Striking Tube driver Bill McKay said: “People need to make the mental connection between it taking ages to get to work and us wanting something.
“It’s not like we haven’t done it enough times now.”
He added that people like Tom Booker could strike all year round and it wouldn’t matter because nobody gave two shits about digital marketing.