Tube Drivers

By October 11, 20015 Comments

Tube Drivers get 60, yes 60 paid holidays a year. So with 2 days off a week (104 days) and 8 bank holidays they get 172 days off a year leaving only 192 days of work. Plus Bank Holidays. And they’re going on strike for an extra ?1600 a year… (correct me if I’m wrong, of course…)


  • Jac says:

    What a ridiculous demand by the Tube drivers. They should ask for an extra ?2000 a year.

  • Wibbler says:


  • Richard says:

    Who told you tube drivers get ’60 paid holidays a year’? It’s 35 (which is good and yes we are well paid but we work the 8 or so bank holidays most people take for granted and those days are paid normal time). Sorry, I know I’m 6 years late with my comment but this kind of misinformation is quite annoying even if it’s a sincere mistake! And no, I’ve never gone on strike, for money or any other reason – but please check your facts, even on a blog. Thanks.

  • Wibbler says:

    See, Richard, that’s interesting. Well done for pointing out the other side of the argument – I never realised you work bank holidays for no extra…

  • Richard says:

    Hi, thank you – sorry if I sounded a bit defensive (if it seems a bit weird that I found your old post I just chanced upon it whilst googling for a particular tube-related story). I would be the first to agree that we are very lucky to have so much holiday, though as I say it is effectively 35 minus 8 days because of the bank holiday working. Obviously we have to work a lot of weekend days but then again it can be extremely useful to have weekdays off sometimes and we ARE well paid, no argument from me about that. I don’t blame you for the comment – I probably had a similar attitude before working fore the Underground and it’s true there are some staff who seem to have little conception of how tough it is out there in other professions and how fortunate we are.

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