A few days ago, I picked up on the fact that Scotrail announced strike action on Christmas Eve, and voiced my opinion about this. It seems that I’m not being listened to (I mean why would anyone want to know what I have to say)!
Today, courtesy of an article I spotted in the Daily Telegraph, I see that other Unions have jumped on the “band wagon”. For instance, in London ASLEF who acts on behalf of many tube drivers has announced a walk-out on Boxing Day. The one day that people will flock in their thousands to this great capital for some much needed fresh air, and some retail therapy. Not only that, there are many football fixtures which could mean fans won’t be able to see their chosen game.
On top of that, RMT has also decided to set about ruining the Christmas break for anyone who might be travelling by announcing a strike which is set to take place from this Wednesday, and will last for a full 48 hours.
What I wanted to know is why this is all happening, and during my research, I found phrases like “low pay”, and “cuts in jobs”. Whilst I believe that people have the right to stand up for themselves, I am a tad confused at how the members of these organisations think they will solve the problem by stopping people from being able to go about their daily business, and not just that, at a time of year when people are using public transport more than ever?
There is one piece of good news however. For anyone who is moving home, you won’t have a problem with your chosen removal company because they don’t have any plans to strike, and they’ll be working their socks off over Christmas and the New Year!
Author: Julie Coburn