Tube Strike

The Moment Union Boss Completely Loses The Plot In 'Wife-Beating' Radio Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

A transport union boss launched into an "offensive" rant on live radio that promoted LBC radio host Nick Ferrari cut him off saying: "I never wish to ...

Would You Support a Mayor's Strike Busting Transport Reserve?

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

TfL already does something similar to a reserve, staffing its tube stations using 'ambassadors' when strikes are on. But why not go one step further and use ordinary Londoners to help TFL run its services during disputes?

Tube Strike To Go Ahead On Monday

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

A strike by drivers on a busy London Underground line will go ahead on Monday after peace talks broke down. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Trans...

Here's Why You Were Late For Work Today (And Will Probably Be Late Home)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Almost a million commuters and visitors to London face travel misery on Friday because of a last minute strike by Tube drivers on two lines, including...

Mark Harding: Irony, Hypocrisy and a Media Blackout

Karl Davis | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

What was Mark Harding's crime? What had he done that prompted the police to act in such a robust manner? Mark, as a committed and dedicated defender of worker's rights had tried to persuade another member of staff from crossing the picket line. He hadn't been violent, or abusive, and the staff member concerned had successfully reported for work without incident.

Tube Strike Cancelled As 11th Hour Deal Struck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A planned three-day strike by London Underground workers in a row over Tube ticket office closures has been called off after last-ditch talks. Memb...

Boris Johnson Accused Of 'Intervening' In Failed Talks Over Tube Strike

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

A union leader has accused Boris Johnson of "intervening" to derail talks aimed at reaching an agreement to avoid a 72-hour tube strike by London Unde...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Comedy

We could have devoted this week's round-up to 50 Funny Tweets About Ukip - but even we, and we're sure you, can have too much of a good thing. Yes,...

Fresh Talks To Avoid 72-Hour Tube Strike Next Week

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Fresh talks aimed at averting another strike on the London Underground are due to take place later this week. The conciliation service Acas said al...

Boris Bike, Anyone? Commuters Brave Tube Strike Disruption

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

London commuters have defied the first day of disruption wrought by the 48-hour tube strike, coming up with creative ways to complete their journeyers...

London Commuters Face Chaos As 48-Hour Tube Strike Continues

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

A strike by London Underground workers has been causing travel chaos for commuters and other passengers this morning, with disruption set to continue ...

'Narrow Minded Union Barons Flexing Their Muscles'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

London Underground workers have walked out on a 48-hour strike in a long-running row over Tube ticket office closures. Members of the Rail, Maritim...

Tube Be, or Not Tube Be - How to Avoid the Travel Chaos During London's Transport Strike

Tim Stone | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tim Stone

The tube strikes have served to highlight the fact that the UK working population is crying out to be spared the daily commute. I feel lucky to work for an organisation where 100 percent of our employees are equipped with the technology to allow them to work remotely.

Commuters Groan As Two-Day Tube Strike Confirmed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

London is bracing itself for a 48-hour tube strike that is due to begin at 9pm tonight, in a disagreement over the closure of ticket offices, after it...

Tube Strike Will Cause 'Chaos' Warns David Cameron

PA | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister has attacked planned strikes by London Underground workers amid warnings of "chaos" in the capital because of the action. Member...

5 Day Tube Strike To Hit London Underground

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

London Underground workers are to stage five days of strike action in the coming weeks in the long-running row over Tube ticket office closures. Me...

The Tube and Disability

Martyn Sibley | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Martyn Sibley

The recent London tube strikes left me lost for words. I watched and felt concerned by the frenzy such an incident could cause. However, I was more concerned how a large group of people have their lives disrupted, and are segregated from the normality everyday, but without any public attention.

The Floods and the Tory Heartlands; Irony, Stereotypes and the Hidden Plight of the Working Poor

Karl Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Am I saying that the wealthy residents of the Thames Valley are deserving of the devastation that floods bring? Of course not. They are enduring a harrowing ordeal, and are firmly in my thoughts. Am I saying that the poor in those areas are more deserving of flood relief? Not at all.

Union Ballot Thresholds Pose a Greater Threat to Democracy Than Low Turnouts

Paul Embery | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Amid the boilerplate Tory bluster about militant trade unionists holding the public to ransom with unreasonable demands and threats to withdraw their labour comes a new and sinister campaign, led by the mayor himself, demanding the government legislate for a 50% turnout threshold for industrial action ballots... The most dangerous consequence of any new law on ballot thresholds would be for democracy itself.

Unions Say Strike Laws Are Already Too Tough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

Britain's union leaders agree with Boris Johnson that strike laws need to change - but not in quite the same way. The RMT union, which was behind l...

London Tube Strike's £200Million Cost 'Plucked Out of Thin Air'

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The true economic impact of such strikes is hard to calculate accurately, but that doesn't stop lobby groups from throwing big numbers around... Once such a number is picked up in the popular press, it is widely quoted without examination, as the press coverage of the recent strike reveals.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Comedy

SEE ALSO: The Funniest Twitter Reactions To The Tube Strike Floods, strikes and Michael Gove. It wasn't the cheeriest of weeks, admittedly. But...

LOOK: Podolski Beats The Tube Strike With A Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport

Lukas Podolski rarely seems to have any joy on the pitch for Arsenal but he is certainly enjoying his time off it. And in an attempt to beat the havoc...

WATCH: Hilarious Footage Of 1962 Tube Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

More of London seems to be cycling, running and walking to work at the moment as those pesky tube workers go on strike. But they're not doing with ...

We Need Democratic Trade Unions (Even if they sometimes make the trains late)

Sam Fowles | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

One may disagree with the tube strike, but that isn't an argument against Unions. But banning strikes or condemning strikers is suppressing legitimate democratic expression. And that's much worse than making the train late.