This strike is a right royal pain in the arse, as I’ve said before. I respect any worker’s rights to strike for extra pay, or as a response to unfair working conditions, but honestly it’s causing me no end of travel disruption and extra expense in the run up to Christmas. No sign of it being sorted yet and they’ve announced at least another 10 days of striking, with 3 days I think on Christmas week itself. It’s going to kill the town centre shops off, custom wise, as Arriva pretty much monopolise the bus services where I live.
Thankfully I’ll be in a taxi for the gig. Going to cost me around £70 return though!