For heavily pregnant Camilla Francis, another strike on London's underground transport network will mean one more tiring and costly journey to work.
The British capital, one of the world's biggest financial centers, looks set to descend into chaos Wednesday as "Tube" drivers called another 24-hour stoppage, following on from last month's action.
"I had an important meeting on the other side of London to where I live. I couldn't get the tube so had to get a taxi at vast expense," Francis told CNBC, remembering last month's strike and how she had to travel from her home in Brixton in south London to the center of the city—a journey of around four miles.
"It took me ages to find a cab and when I did the company was charging surge pricing, which was double the normal cost," Francis said. "The journey also took twice as long as it should have as there were so many cars on the road."