Nick Ferrari Takes On Campaigner Over Tube Drivers’ £100k Pay

17 December 2018, 09:55

Nick Ferrari took on a campaigner who defended some London Tube drivers earning over £100,000, which is more than most airline pilots.

Figures released to the Sunday Times showed one driver earned £103,374 in the year to November while nine others received over £100,000.

The news came as Central line drivers prepared to strike over the final weekend before Christmas.

They’ll walk out from 8pm on Friday with disruption expected until 8pm the following day.

Nick Ferrari took on a campaigner who defended some Tube drivers earning £100k
Nick Ferrari took on a campaigner who defended some Tube drivers earning £100k. Picture: PA/LBC

Chris Barker from the London Campaign for Better Transport believes the pay is fair because it is a “highly-skilled job”.

Nick, however, disagreed, hitting back: “Highly skilled? What are you talking about.

“The train drivers itself, all you do is open and close the doors.”

The LBC presenter added: “A bus driver makes roughly half what a Tube driver makes, are you telling me her or she isn’t under more stress than a Tube driver?”

“I think that’s terrible,” Mr Barker replied. “They should earn more.”

Watch above...

More Nick Ferrari

See more More Nick Ferrari

The Vaccines Minister was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Twenty-six million Brits to be jabbed with dual strain Covid booster which 'broadens immunity'

Brandon Lewis

Boris Johnson still working and takes ‘red boxes’ on holiday, says Brandon Lewis

'Where do they find the time?!': Nick Ferrari slates mob attacking 'sexist' paint ad

'Where do they find the time?!': Nick Ferrari slates mob attacking 'sexist' paint ad

Nick Ferrari sold on caller's 'three one-off taxes' plan to raise cost-of-living funds

Nick Ferrari sold on caller's 'three one-off taxes' plan to raise cost-of-living funds

Nick Ferrari mocks caller who blames Brexit for water crisis

Nick Ferrari mocks caller who blames Brexit for water crisis

Nick Ferrari gobsmacked after caller says he has had seven bikes stolen.

Nick Ferrari gobsmacked at how caller has had seven bikes stolen

LBC's Reporter Charlotte Lynch took a dip off the Cornish Coast

Nick Ferrari's 'swimming in shark infested waters' reporter challenge

Jacob Rees-Mogg said civil servants had been offered a course on witchcraft

Courses on Check Yo Privilege and witchcraft for civil servants are a waste of time, says JRM

The Defence Secretary was speaking to Nick Ferrari

Ben Wallace accuses Rishi Suank of trying to block extra cash for defence spending

Ben Wallace is backing Liz Truss

'Feisty' Truss is my choice for PM, says Ben Wallace as he reveals endorsement

Tory party co-chair looks ahead to LBC leadership hustings with Nick Ferrari

Tory party co-chairman looks ahead to LBC leadership hustings with Nick Ferrari

'Totally invented tosh': Nadine Dorries dismisses claims she'd give up her constituency seat for Boris

'Totally invented tosh': Nadine Dorries dismisses claims she'd give up seat for Boris

Sunak is 'opposed to transparency' over police league table plans, says minister

Sunak is 'opposed to transparency' over police league table plans, says minister

Exclusive
'Do you want him evicted?': Mick Lynch defends RMT deputy living in council flat on £78k

'Do you want him evicted?': Mick Lynch defends RMT deputy living in council flat on £78k

Exclusive
Social workers 'showed no interest' in tragic Lily-Mai case, grandfather tells LBC

Social workers showed 'no interest' in tragic Lily-Mai case, grandfather tells LBC

A furious Nick Ferrari summed up the issue

Nick Ferrari slams 'sanctimonious' BBC over Princess Diana interview