The RMT have announced strike dates for tube drivers in May and June.
There’s not much notice involved either, with the walkouts set for between nine and 24 hours from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May and again from Monday 13 June to Friday 17 June.
Union members were balloted last month in the continued dispute over two workers the RMT claim were unfairly dismissed. Needless to say, there’s a gap between both sides’ version of events, with TfL saying one man was sacked for breaching safety rules and the other for behaving in an abusive manner to colleagues while the RMT say both were sacked for union activism.
Whatever the actual story may be, the end result is a deadlock in negotiations for TfL and the unions and a long walk to work for Londoners.