Tube Strike

The Tube and Disability

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.02.2014 | 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.

Thank You, Mr Crow

Charlie Mullins | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Thank you comrade Crow for dragging us back to the 1970s and 80s. This morning as commuters fought tooth and nail to get on packed buses or some of the few trains that were actually running, I think many Londoners and visitors to the City genuinely hate Bob Crow for the massive disruption he has caused.

Free London Underground

Dale Bilson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Dale Bilson

If the calculations show that a job is obsolete, let's do something about it. Yes we need jobs. We need people doing work that is relevant, useful and advantageous to the economy. But not just any jobs, not jobs for the sake of having jobs, or because Bob Crow, with his ideological blinkers and fat pay check says so. We need real jobs, not artificial ones.

Why We Are on Strike

Bob Crow | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Crow

My union has campaigned relentlessly for investment in London Underground, to upgrade and expand services, to replace the archaic fleet and infrastructure with the best available and to tackle backlogs of maintenance and renewals. Londoners deserve that. What we will not accept is a scandalous attempt to dress up savage, austerity-led cuts under the cloak of "modernisation". There is nothing modern about reducing the tube to a hollowed-out shell where a skeleton staff is stretched to breaking point.

London Tube Strike: How To Complete Your Journey Without Killing Your Fellow Commuter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So you woke up hours early due to the tube strike, still didn't manage to get a seat on the bus, and when you did, you got shoved in the shoulder. ...

Revealed: The Truth Behind The 'Sleepy Tube Worker' Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

A photo of a sleepy looking Underground ticket office worker has been making the rounds on many major media outlets this morning. Publications incl...

London Tube Strike: The Funniest Twitter Reactions

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy

As Londoners struggled to get into work on Wednesday morning, the scenes across the capital were, of course, chaotic: Live pictures from the scene...

LOOK: Tube Strike Sparks Chaos In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The streets of London are this morning filled with sad-looking and wet commuters frantically trying to navigate their way to work via unfamiliar trans...

Tube Strikes This Week Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There's a sad shift to not supporting any of our workers, in London. When teachers, lecturers and other key members of our society when they go on strike. It's like we think that people deserve bad pay, to lose their job, insanely long hours and little respect. And that's a disgrace.

I Booked My Brazil Holiday When I Saw The Advert In The Daily Mail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Basking in the Brazilian sunshine, union boss Bob Crow sipped from a coconut after gaining himself a bargain through a holiday offer advertised in the...

WATCH: Boris Vs Bob: 'That Is Complete Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

London's mayor clashed with a rail union leader today in a bizarre confrontation over a planned strike by Tube workers. Leaders of the RMT and TSSA...

How The Tube Strikes Are Going to F*** Up Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Want to get to work on time? Well tough, you can't. Unless two upcoming 48-hour Tube strikes are called off, this is the pathetic service you can ...

'Absolutely Outrageous'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has waged war on trade union leaders ahead of tube strikes that could bring London to a standstill. The mayor said it was "absolutely...

Boris Calls For 'Thatcherite Zeal' To Crackdown On Trade Unions

PA/ The Huffington Post | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

Tories, including Boris Johnson, have demanded a clampdown on trade unions in a show of "Thatcherite zeal" aimed at stopping a wave of industrial unre...

Tube Cleaners Go On Strike

PA | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

Workers who clean London Underground stations are striking over the new year in a dispute over pay. Rail Maritime and Transport union members worki...

Recession? What Recession?

PA/ The Huffington UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Recession? What recession? There was no sign of it on Britain's high streets and shopping centres as the Boxing Day sales set a new record and sen...

Another Christmas Tradition - A Tube Strike

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Shops hoping Boxing Day bargain-hunters will boost their coffers after a gloomy Christmas could be thwarted again by tube strikes, which union bosses ...