ONCE again the RMT union has announced a Tube strike. Thirty per cent of its members, or about 300 people, voted in favour of it.
The official reason for the strike is to demand a pay offer above the 4.85 per cent offered. The real reason is political: the strike will be organised by the personnel at the privately owned Tube Lines.
Bob Crow, the RMT union's head, has never hidden his desire to see the whole Tube network re-nationalised.
Last year he said he would organise Tube strikes until that goal was achieved. This is what is aimed at now.
Why should the whole of London be held to ransom by 300 workers and their extreme left wing leader?
Should trade unions not be held liable, like everybody else, for financial damage caused by its actions?
JP FLORU, Vincent Street, London.