First it was the tube drivers then it was the bus drivers and now it looks like Boris Bike staff could strike due to Olympic pay.
To summarise what’s gone on before here tube drivers, station staff and London bus drivers haven’t been happy with the fact that TfL aren’t offering them any extra pay to work during the Olympic Games. The stations, tubes and buses will be a million times busier during London 2012 and they wanted compensation for that or else they would strike.
Now just 24 hours after tube drivers agreed a payment deal staff at Boris Bikes are threatening to strike if they’re Olympic payment demands are not met as well.
The staff who look after and service the 500 Boris Bikes which currently populate London’s streets are due to ballot over strike action any day now and have the full backing of the RMT (even though Serco Barclays who own the bikes don’t recognise the union).
With mainland train drivers getting an extra £500 in their pocket for working the Games and tube drivers going home with a £850 bonus it’s enough to make us consider going on strike.
We’ll all be suffering once the Olympics madness hits the capital and all this chat of striking is enough to make us think that maybe TfL would like to go right ahead and compensate us all for the extra busy journeys we’ll be facing over the next few months? No? Well it was worth a try…