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I want to be a London Tube driver


£40,000 per year (£10,000 per year more than a fully qualified nurse)? No

A 35 hour working week? No

43 days per year paid annual leave? No

Free travel for you and your family? No

A union who will do everything in it’s power to protect your job at the expense of your passengers? No

How about the small matter that on the Central Line and Victoria Line, the trains don’t actually need drivers at all!!!

That’s right. The trains are computer controlled and do not need a driver at all however because the unions have such a vested interest in making the London Tube profitable in keeping their members in jobs, TFL are still forced to put drivers in these trains.

So what do they do during their 35 hour week and when they are not on holiday or strike?

They operate the doors!