London Underground insisted there was no disruption to Tube services again today despite a strike by maintenance workers which union leaders said had caused problems.
It’s a strange way of phrasing it – does the ‘Indy’ have no workers they could have consulted over whether LUL were being disingenuous?
Could they have maybe sent a reporter out to check, rather than implying that LUL may be being economical with the truth?
Transport for London (TfL) said Tube services were operating as normal with no significant disruption, with the 48-hour walkout by Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members due to end tonight.You just know that if there had been film or copy to be had of fed-up commuters, the MSM would have been all over it. Yet nothing.
The company yesterday refuted claims by the RMT that the industrial action had caused delays on the District, Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines because signal faults were left unrepaired and drivers were refusing to move trains due to safety reasons.
I can vouch for that – yes, there were signal failures, but no more so than any other day. Most lines seemed unaffected.
Of course, the union isn’t going to let a little thing like abject failure stop them…
Another 48-hour strike is planned next month unless the dispute is resolved.I bet it has the same effect as this one…
RMT leader Bob Crow said: "Rather than wasting money on bogus legal challenges and an army of PR runners and strike-breakers it would make far more sense for the mayor and his managers to get back round the table with RMT and resolve this dispute."
Why should they?
‘Stop, or I’ll cut my own throat!’ isn’t much of a threat, when most of your employer’s customers would cheerfully hold your coat for you…