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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Everybody Out

Another tube strike threat

Just when we thought we were free of industrial action following the suspension of the
sacked sickie squash player strike just before Xmas, I've just heard that we may have another strike on our hands. Apparently, six tube track workers were "unfairly" dismissed as it was claimed that they were in possession of alcohol or possibly found drunk on the London Underground.

I can't find any news about this on the net yet, doubtless it will come later on. But my friends were talking about a TV programme "Pissed on the Job" which was on Channel 4 a few days ago. And one found the most scary story to be that of the London Underground station manager who was pissed on the system:

""Ian", in his late thirties, is a London Underground station manager. He admits to having driven trains while drunk, drinks heavily before and during work, and has fallen asleep on the job. His family have left him and at one stage he was sleeping rough. " said The Scotsman.

If the guys that the strike is over were drunk, it is incredibly, incredibly scary, but if they weren't it's a major slur on their character, and the RMT railway union seem to be fairly quick to bring the tubes to a halt in these situations (as with the sickie squash player). More on this will follow when I find out more.

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