Passengers are to be hit tomorrow by a District line walk-out over a Tube driver alleged to have passed three red signals in his 11 weeks driving.We really shouldn't be surprised, actually, should we?
Nigel Holness, director of network operations at London Underground (LU), said it was “simply not safe for this employee to continue in a role as a driver”.No-one with the slightest trace of common sense could disagree. It's not like they didn't try to bring this mouth breathing moron up to speed on 'red means STOP!', either:
After the first incident he spent three days retraining with a driver/instructor in the cab. After the second he spent five days retraining and another five on stand-down. After the third spad he was removed from driving duty.Anywhere else, he'd have been fired. Now, I'm not saying unions are always wrong. But good grief, in this case, there's surely no possible justification for supporting this guy.