And so it goes, both ASLEF and RMT have announced they will be holding strike ballots after management declared that there would be no pay rise at all unless we accepted Night Tube. Rather than negotiating management have invited the unions to attend “workshops” where they can discuss how to implement the Night Tube rosters and unsurprisingly the unions have told them where to stick their “workshops”. Unless management are struck by a Damascene conversion then sometime in the next few weeks an envelope containing a ballot paper will come through my letter box, I will duly put my X in the “yes” box and there will be a strike or two. Sadly I have to conclude that either a) management actually want a strike or b) they really believe that we’re going to accept this deal. So which is it, duplicitous or deranged?
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