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Author Topic: ASLEF Strike on London Underground 5th October  (Read 420 times)
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« on: October 01, 2017, 05:03:05 PM »

Looks like the Bruvvers are getting restless again......

http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/01/commuters-face-chaos-this-week-with-massive-strikes-on-tube-and-rail-6968802/
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 05:43:17 PM »

Joe Brown's backing band?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 02:13:46 PM »

From TfL website

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This dispute is about the progress of joint initiatives set up last year between TfL and the unions to improve the work life balance of Tube drivers.

As part of those discussions, TfL and the unions agreed to explore ways of providing more choice for staff to improve work-life balance, including:

trialling a four-day, 36-hour working week on the Jubilee line for Tube drivers. This concluded recently and TfL and the trade unions are already working together to analyse how successful it has been
looking at ways to maintain the level of weekend working as the service expands, potentially through additional part time opportunities
introducing pro-rata working arrangements, such as job sharing, which would mean that drivers could reduce the number of days they work
TfL has met its commitments and has been in constructive discussions with ASLEF at the conciliatory service ACAS in order to resolve this dispute. Further talks are scheduled early next week.

Nigel Holness, Director of Network Operations for London Underground, said:

'Should the planned strike action go ahead there will be substantial disruption. We will do everything possible to ensure customers can get around on alternative transport services and have the right information to help them do this. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are able to maintain a good balance between their work and personal lives and we have been working closely with the unions on new ways to achieve this. I encourage the ASLEF leadership to continue working with us constructively rather than moving towards unnecessary strike action.'

hmmm, let's all have a 4 day week.....just 9 hours a day. A lot do that already, on average.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 03:03:39 PM »

From TfL website

hmmm, let's all have a 4 day week.....just 9 hours a day. A lot do that already, on average.

Certainly NOT bus drivers... If only
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 07:32:34 PM »

Strike called off
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 08:26:32 PM »

Thatís handy. Didnít fancy the 205 bus from Paddington to St Pancras.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 09:49:14 PM »

Thatís handy. Didnít fancy the 205 bus from Paddington to St Pancras.

Interesting.   It's my chariot of choice.

Mind you, when you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand time - "This is the 205 to Bow Church".  I end up going to sleep thinking of ****ing Bow Church ...
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 09:53:27 PM »

Indeed I have used it on a non strike day.  Just didnít fancy it when it was the *only* public transport route between the two. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 11:39:52 PM »

I end up going to sleep thinking of ****ing Bow Church ...

You can get help for objectophilia you know.  Tongue Wink Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 05:58:23 AM »

I end up going to sleep thinking of ****ing Bow Church ...

You can get help for objectophilia you know.  Tongue Wink Grin

I'm counting - that helps sometimes

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 07:30:50 AM »

Suspended, rather than called off.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 05:50:47 PM »

Thatís handy. Didnít fancy the 205 bus from Paddington to St Pancras.

Interesting.   It's my chariot of choice.

Mind you, when you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand time - "This is the 205 to Bow Church".  I end up going to sleep thinking of ****ing Bow Church ...

In lights too ...

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