All Strikes Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others…

London Underground workers are to take six days of strike action in an escalating row over the sacking of two Tube drivers, threatening travel chaos for millions of passengers, it was announced today.


The strikes will effectively disrupt the Tube over a period of two weeks, with the union saying the action will have a “major impact” on services.

And that will indeed cause many headlines, and much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the London media…

On the other hand, this one is likely to go unnoticed by any except the left-wingers:

Staff at Birmingham’s network of Connexions offices for helping jobless youngsters will walk out on strike this week in protest over threats to axe 36 jobs.

Will it have an effect? Well, this previous one didn’t:

A similar one-day strike was held a month ago in protest at the cuts.

And then, at the very bottom of the heap, there’s those strikes that we all wish would continue forever:

Workers at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission will take strike action tomorrow in protest at spending cuts, with a further walk-out planned next week.


Oh, and how long is this strike? A day? A week? I mean, it wouldn’t be long enough, for me…

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union will stop work for an hour from 11am and mount picket lines at the commission’s main offices in London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester.

Ah. Right. In other words, they’re going on strike during lunch

That’s so self-sacrificing of you, fellas!

7 comments for “All Strikes Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others…

  1. May 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    When I was commuting to London the tube strikes prompted me to walk from Paddington to Euston. I never went back to using the tube.

  2. May 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    No, indeed. On a nice day, it’s a pleasant commute. On a wet, rainy day, when you’re in a hurry…

  3. bx
    May 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    … then your best bet is to take a taxi.

  4. Tim Stanley
    May 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Ummm lunch at 11?

    • May 6, 2011 at 5:42 am

      I’ve usually eaten mine by eleven!

  5. May 6, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Do you like the way I did a drawing to match up with the post?

    • May 6, 2011 at 5:42 am

      I did indeed! 🙂

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