RMT drivers at the west end of the Piccadilly Line have called for a dispute over management's misapplication of the SPAD policy, after a long-serving driver was dipped to CSA2 after four SPADs. The driver was not given the option of a move to an automatic line. The demotion to CSA2 could represent a pay-cut of nearly £30,000.
An unfair misapplication of the SPAD policy was one of the issues in Picc Line drivers' 2016 dispute. Management seem to be falling back into their old ways of heavy-handed misapplication of the policy to get rid of drivers, rather than coaching them to help them improve, or giving them the opportunity to transfer.
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