While the strike is the most visible side of the dispute, there is also an ongoing overtime ban by staff, which is presumably there to show how the network needs the staff that London Underground says are not necessary.
In addition though, the Friday before last, the RMT stepped up its action by instructing staff to ignore a requirement that Oyster top-ups have a minimum value of £5 when processes by the ticket office. Also, staff are not to substitute for the Station Supervisor when the Supervisor is not available.
Whether that further escalation has any real impact is maybe something our readers can comment on?
With both the Mayor's office and the unions refusing to budge on the need to reduce manpower on the network, and the unions slowly escalating the non-strike action, it looks likely that this will be a long running saga.
At the moment, the next two 24-hours strikes are pencilled to start at 9pm on Tuesday 2nd November and 7pm on Sunday 28th November.
Maybe we should take our cue from Annie Mole and book a holiday for those days?