Then they need to ask Bob Crow to change his tune - he has only mentioned on the side that T&Cs are changing and has implied they are only changing because a bonus was demanded, and the crux of the issue (the way he seems to portray it) is that drivers want money for the inconvenience they will be caused by the games.
Bob Crow's motivations are predominantly political, and he has always wanted to make life hard for the coalition government. There is no doubt in my mind that if Labour were in power at present, there would be fewer strikes by the transport unions purely because of the relationship he has with them, and the influence he has over them.
That's not true.
It's all about terms and conditions.
The tube unions recently agreed to a multi-year pay deal which will carry them beyond the Olympics (i.e. there will be no striking on the tube over pay for the next five years)
It's not about being paid extra to work your contracted hours.
Yes, Bob Crow is political. All trade unions are political. Why shouldn't he make "life hard" for this coalition government who are making life jolly well hard for everybody else (Winsor Report anyone? Recent Budget?)
When New Labour (I refuse to call them Labour as they have lost touch with their roots) were in power Crow attacked them when they got it wrong and will do so whoever is in power attacking workers' terms and conditions.
The RMT is no longer affiliated to New Labour and has no influence over them.
The unions are not threatening a strike over this and will not strike.
London Underground want them to alter their contracts of employment and change their terms and conditions for the Olympics.
The unions want something back for this. It's not for "inconvenience"
If agreement can't be reached then staff will work their agreed hours.
No ones forcing them its part of the job there are lots of people working apart from the Emergency services, Security, Shop workers, Recovery drivers to name a few,
They will be running at reduced capacity so i would suspect that not all of them will be working and at the end of the day its the job they signed on to do if they dont like it find alternative employment
Is that your advice to regular officers unhappy with the Winsor report?
Nobody is forcing you to do the job. If you don't like it find another job?
It's not as simple as that.