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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Tube Strike Latest

Farringdon Five (seven) and 12th March London Underground Strike

There, that should satisfy anyone coming to this site from Google and looking for the latest on the impending London Underground industrial action. I've got a sneaking suspicion it will be called off - but don't quote me on that. At the moment it's still on and we'll only know hours before whether or not it will go ahead.

But the squash sickie strike action was suspended. Another one was also called off that was due for the day when we'd all be watching Jonny and the boys coming marching home (marching is another term for swanning through central London in an open top double decker bus to hordes of people - me included).

I can't even remember the last strike we had in actuality (there was one early last year, I think, about safety and that was the only one that seemed to have an ounce of public sympathy behind it), we just seem to get a constant threat of them - then Ken has a chat with Bob Crow and the lads and promises them something and they suspend it until further notice, then The Standard will publish something that discredits the union or what the strike was about in the first place, then it all rears its head again and then on and on and on.

Maybe it's just me, but I now get pretty disinterested and I don't think many daily tube commuters really let it effect their life. Until first thing in the morning of the day of the strike you remember there's sposed to be a strike and turn on the radio to find out whether it's on or not and make alternative arrangements.

Anyway, the best way to learn the latest is Google news which is a feed from hundreds of papers and other news sources and usually has the most up to date info.

If it happens it will start at 6am on Friday 12th March, will affect five lines - the Circle, District, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and East London and will last for 24 hours.

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