Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

He Thinks It's a Great Result for His Members and the Industry. Commuters Think It's a Disgrace

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

He Thinks It's a Great Result for His Members and the Industry. Commuters Think It's a Disgrace

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Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS

COMMUTERS today reacted with disbelief to the new holiday deal for Tube workers.

Henry Pelly, 26, a property developer from Chelsea, said: "It's a ridiculous and disgraceful situation.

"The rest of the country survives on just over 20 days' paid holiday a year and probably works longer hours but the Tube workers are holding us to ransom. Until they can provide a better service they should get back to work."

Rosie Allan, 24, a PR agent from Woodford Green, said: "They are always complaining about something and going on strike, and yet the commuters still have a rubbish and overpriced service."

Martin Glanville, 32, a trader in the City, was bemused by the news of a holiday deal. He said: "Another strike? Another deal? I didn't realise we were living in France.

"All sorts of people work longer hours and get fewer days off than this. The problem is these workers have realised they have a stranglehold on London. …

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