It’s a disastrous day for Londoners wishing to take the Central and Waterloo & City lines today on Wednesday the 7th of November because of the strike of the drivers for Aslef and Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Unions.
The bosses of the Unions are saying that the 24-hour strike is happening because of a “comprehensive breakdown” regarding industrial relations, as stated by the Evening Standard.
The London Underground has said that Aself and RMT have demanded the reinstatement of two drivers. One who purposely opened train doors while in a tunnel. The other who failed a drug test. The union leaders were furious that the appeal was rejected by the Tube Chiefs.
When talking to a train conductor at Waterloo station about this affecting him. “We have had some real aggressive people” he said, adding “they shout and swear at us, when there is nothing we have done or can do”.
Luckily in order to save these irrational Londoners, 150 extra busses will be available during this time. Transport for London (TFL) staff will be at stations, offering any advice to those struggling to get around.