Greedy or Not?

Tube drivers in London have gone on strike again protesting about the introduction of all night tube services.

The all-night services will only run on Friday and Saturday nights, and only on five lines: the Jubilee, Victoria, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.

Currently tube drivers work a 36 hour week with 43 days of annual leave (including bank holidays). Newly-qualified tube drivers start on £49,673 a year excluding overtime.  They get a good pension and also get free travel passes for themselves and one other nominated person.

All that after starting on £24,133 at the beginning of their 16 week training period!

It’s no wonder that Transport for London (TfL) haven’t had to advertise externally for tube drivers for four years.

I leave it up to the reader to decide for themselves whether the tube drivers are being greedy or not.

I know what I think.