'Maintenance optimisation'? Maintenance cuts, more like!
LT Health & safety
One Tubeworker’s bedtime reading was the British Transport Police ‘Policing Plan for 2010/11’.
LU bosses have reduced SATS duties in the new stations rosters. Drivers will be working from station to station with no station staff assisting at all.
Top marks from Tubeworker to Arnos Grove drivers, who refused to work on safety grounds during the Tube Lines strike in even greater numbers than at other depots.
Staff on Wembley Central group stations are refusing to work on the gateline on safety grounds as management refuse to provide them with a place of safety.
DSMs desperate to justify their existence are devising schemes to save money for LU in these stringent times.
Bank staff were alarmed to find out that the Kone standby escalator engineer was to be removed from the station.
It seems that London Underground has put the word out round its managers that uncovered duties are to be left uncovered unless it is really really definitely crucial to the station's safety.
London Underground's destructive urges continue unabated, with their latest effort - getting rid of emergency stop plungers on platforms.
Last month, there was water ingress at Paddington and the Fire Control Panel did not work. So had there been a fire, the system would not necessarily have kicked in to detect and suppress it.