Can I just take issue with this statement:
“ They say that thousands of people will be disrupted. If you look, our core routes are running with buses on ones that are not and alternative transport available. People won’t be disrupted.“
As a commuter, my response is this: You are living in La La land if you think people won’t be disrupted. Long-suffering passengers’ lives and working arrangements will be disrupted, massively in many cases.
Strike if you want to but don’t try to pretend there are no consequences for the people who use your service.