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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:18 pm 
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Let me get this, a teacher gets £7.6 p/h and a Tube Driver £26.53.... and they want more. Wait, let that sink in a bit...

"How much a newly-qualified tube driver makes per hour, compared to other careers
Career Teacher Firefighter Nurse Policeman Tube driver
£/hr worked £7.6 £9.66 £11.12 £11.2 £26.53

"Driving a Tube is easy and not worth £50,000 a year. Let's sack the lot of them
Tube drivers have been taking the mickey out of Londoners for far too many years and it's time we called their bluff.."

Let's sack the lot of them..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... -them.html

Have your say, vent it here...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:35 pm 
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I think they are playing with the figures... I know there are a lot of teachers on this site, so sorry if I offend, but they do not earn minimum wage (£7.60/hr). A quick search for jobs shows much more than that.

However, I do agree that tube drivers need a reality check (though I thought some of the extra money was due to the chances of them having to drive into some poor suicidal soul).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:57 pm 
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Tube strike isn't over wages, don't get mislead by right wing propaganda.

Read this instead
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015 ... s-answered


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Strikers rarely need a good reason to go on strike, as I know from personal experience ... but your original post implied it was over wages and the wages quoted were misleading.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:13 pm 
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LOL, cos the Guardian is going to give a balanced view isn't it? Any more than any conservative rag!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:58 pm 
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Lol indeed but might be based more on fact than pure lazy journalism.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:27 am 
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Yamin151 wrote:
LOL, cos the Guardian is going to give a balanced view isn't it? Any more than any conservative rag!

LOL- very true.
It just makes me so annoyed that they hold us to ransom. As a midwife I have had to work unsociable hours. I have no sympathy!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:15 am 
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Most annoying is the massive national coverage it gets when its such a local issue! Those of us out in the sticks really couldn't care less ...

JD


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:05 am 
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copella wrote:
Lol indeed but might be based more on fact than pure lazy journalism.



I'm not sure that's true! Both sides employ lazy journalism, I don't think that is the more likely scenario of either right wing or left wing rags!

And I'm with the midwives here, and nurses (my dh is one), no pay rise, in fact a pay cut over the last several years, proposed changes to pay for unsocial hours, and changes to pension, all of which needed for the good of the country, but for the tube drivers to then take the mick like this is unacceptable. Chancers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:06 am 
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JamesDean wrote:
Most annoying is the massive national coverage it gets when its such a local issue! Those of us out in the sticks really couldn't care less ...

JD



Actually, I'd quite like a tube train to my one sons more distant school, how useful, whizzing under the worcestershire farmland, avoiding all the tractors!!


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