So Rudeboy, project, yot think that the tube workers are justified in striking over pay in this economic climate?
I fundamentally disagree with the right to strike! Unions are bullies, not just to management, but to some or all of their members.
Also, the tube network issues have nothing to do with my unemployment! My point is that Tube workers, by disrupting the service, have not the slightest interest in the innocent people their unreasonable and irrational actions impact on. They don't give a damn about their customers!
Moving to a different place to get away from London would be nice, but very expensive and it's not just about what suits me, there are other members of my household. It's also important to remain close enough to where the main sources af work are. If a great job comes up somewhere different, I'll give relocation some serious thought, but as it stands, i'm like most other people - you have to live in a densely populated area to get work.
Finally, I have sorted out an alternative to the Tube. I am not a regular commuter now, but I did my DAS so I that I can get a bike to commute next time a job arises (where otherwise i'd be dependent on public transport). I'd sooner drive to work if it was close enough and without too much conjestion.
The Tube will be the shame of the UK in 2012 when stories of how overcrowded, dirty and unreliable it is reach all corners of the globe. If the people who run and man the underground made the effort, the experience would be in a different league from what it is today.