Ladies and gentleman, coming to an Employment Tribunal and undoubtedly yet another threatened strike near you, I present the case of Customer Service Assistant Dayna Nembhard. London Underground, not content with the mauling they took over Arwyn Thomas and Eamonn Lynch last year, are poking the RMT pit bull once more, giving them another chance to display the depths of crass stupidity our management are prepared to stoop to.
And you wonder why we all join a Union.
The rain has been having it usual effect on ATO and the winds have been so bad that Wood Lane have been asking the first trains along the open sections to go Coded Manual in case anything had fallen across the tracks. I’ve heard that the “driverless” trains will have some sort of detection device that will stop the train before they hit any obstructions, let’s just hope that it will be able to tell the difference between a tree and a copy of the Metro or someone who’s fallen off the platform and a pigeon.
The only observation over the last few days is that the new blue upholstery seems to be far more comfortable than the old red stuff or so the number of people I’ve discovered stretched out on the seats asleep would suggest.