Thursday, December 22, 2005

Tube workers in bunch of slack bastard cunts non shocker! That's the New Year fucked then. Cheers, you selfish, overpaid slackers.

Update: London Underground bastards - forgot about that, but it remains perfectly true.

6 Comments:

Blogger Justin said...

And that's how it'll be sold to the post-Scargill union-hating masses: lazy union members want to spoil your fun. Fuck safety, eh?

12/23/2005 09:05:00 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Ah, but if the lazy union lot hadn't campaigned to bunk their salaries up to ridiculous levels (£30,000+ for prssing some buttons and pulling some levers? Christ...) then London Underground would be able to afford to hire more staff, the lack thereof being what they're complaining about this time. Alternatively, they could drop ticket prices to a reasonable level - £2.30 for a zone 1 single? The equivalent in Tokyo (with a far cleaner, faster and more efficient underground system) is about 80p.

12/23/2005 09:57:00 am  
Anonymous Katherine said...

Ordinarily I support completely pople's right to strike. And if that means inconvenience for others - well, come on, that's what it is about isn't it - to point out that the business (whatever it is) and the public need the workers. But come on! New Year's Eve? They are just doing that to piss people off and that's just plain petty.

12/23/2005 10:41:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The right to strike is like all other rights - it's contingent not only on its effect on others but the circumstances.

Gate Gourcrap workers have, relative to most other workers, reasons for serious complaint about their conditions of employment.

By the same token, Underground workers don't. The "it's about safety" thing is crap. It's about trying to back out of the productivity improvements that were the other half of a generous package to increase pay and reduce working hours.

12/23/2005 11:03:00 am  
Blogger Young T said...

The word is that the government has been tipped off about a possible terrorist attack on the tube NYE. As such, the strike is just a cover.

The same thing happened in NY this week and there was a supposed "strike" there too, which did not assist anyone.

On another note, the tube is unbelievably overpriced I certainly agree. £2.30 for a single? Compare that with the Paris metro which is like 1.10 euro.

12/23/2005 11:49:00 am  
Blogger snooo said...

The NY strike was flabbergasting. Who retires at 55 anymore? Christ.

12/23/2005 12:28:00 pm  

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