I spent yesterday shuttling between LES and EPP, not quite as monotonous as the W&C or when I did HAI-NEPs during engineering work but after the third of fourth I was certainly heading for “Groundhog Day”. There were a few RMT TOps skulking around the depot, not wanting to pop outside for a smoke in case their colleagues on the picket line spotted them and I suspect there will be a few more today. There were a few mutters about switching to ASLEF and I’ve heard that membership forms are in short supply.
TSSA’s decision to stay at the table has damaged the strike's effectiveness, the station staff are despondent enough with the reorganisation, losing more money just doesn’t seem worth it. The unions will eventually thrash something out with management, RMT will hail it as a great victory and take all the credit for themselves. Things will get back to normal, staff will get shunted around, the ticket offices will close and then ……..
Fit for the Future: Trains.
To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee “You call that a strike? THIS is a strike!”