The industrial action is political though, an attempt to bring down the Tories, I doubt it will work. RMT have called another strike on the tube, this time about working conditions. This won't do labour any good, as they will lose labour votes in the SE, and London is almost majority labour in many boroughs and the public aren't behind the strikes, they have had enough..
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/trans...-a3437661.htmlHundreds of Tube engineers who maintain the train fleets, including Night Tube, are to be balloted for strike action in a new row over working conditions.
This is in addition to the dispute among station and ticket staff who took part in a 24-hour strike on Monday causing widespread disruption across the network.
A Transport for London spokesman said: “The RMT is balloting for unnecessary strike action, this time involving train maintenance staff, without seeking to resolve these issues with us.
“We urge the RMT to meet with us for talks rather than threatening needless strike action.”
Footage of Sean Hoyle, the president of the RMT, emerged at the weekend, in which the official said unions are co-ordinating strikes to "bring down this bloody working-class-hating Tory government".
At a meeting in Brighton, in September, Hoyle referred to reports that some unions were co-ordinating to bring the government down. He said: “Shock horror. Guess what? We bloody are.”
The union official quoted Bob Crow, the late RMT leader, by saying: “If you spit on your own they just wipe it away. But if we all spit together we can drown the bastards."
He added: “Any trade unionist with any sense wants to bring down this bloody working-class-hating Tory government. That's what we want to do. That's what we're about."