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Thursday, November 20, 2003

London Underground Strike in the run up to Xmas

The timing could be better guys (or perhaps it is good as it's bound to cause the most disruption) but tube staff have voted in favour of industrial action in an attempt to improve safety on the London Underground following the
two derailments in 48 hours last month.

The RMT voted 55% in favour of the strike and according to the BBC

"The action will probably start within 14 days with a series of 'go-slows' but London Underground said it will "change nothing".

Union members will be told to drive at just 10 or 15mph instead of the normal 40-45mph over lines where they have safety concerns."

Amazingly this is one strike I am fully behind. Like the LU bosses personally I don't think it will change anything dramatically but it will certainly get safety on the tube clearly back in the public eye where it belongs.

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