Delays pile on pressure

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:03

Our action short of strike in the depots as part of the Night Tube/pay dispute has led to cancelled trains on the District, Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Central Lines, causing delays every day for weeks.

On Wednesday 12 August, LU only ran 70% of its scheduled trains through the morning peak. Last week, the entire Wimbledon branch of the District Line was knocked out throughout the peak due to lack of available trains.

Workers in some locations have stuck by the action short of strike despite being sent home from work without pay for upholding it.

An appeal to Aslef drivers: don't cross the picket lines!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 01:15

Here at Tubeworker, we've shared the widespread feeling of galvanisation and collective strength that's been prevalent since the start of the Night Tube dispute. With all four unions striking together, we've asserted ourselves as a workforce in a way we haven't for decades.

That's why it's especially disappointing that Aslef has broken that unity, begun separate talks with management, and won't, as of now, be joining the 25-26 and 27-28 August strikes.

Night Tube delayed: step up, don't let up!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:41

For months, LU has insisted that Night Tube would go ahead on time and on its terms. It has treated our health and work/life balance concerns with contempt. It might as well have published Night Tube rosters and timetables in recent weeks with the accompanying message: "We are the bosses, we are in charge; a workplace is not a democracy, we don't care what you think". We shut down London twice and still LU didn't listen.

Ready, Set, Strike!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:36

RMT, TSSA, and Unite have named more strikes, on 25-26 and 27-28 August.

Naming more strikes hot on the heels of our last one maintains momentum, and with the OT ban still biting, the pressure on management is mounting. It's excellent that we're escalating to 48 hours, and spreading the strikes across two 24 periods ensures a week's worth of impact.

#TubeStrike: We Will Fight Until We Win!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 13:52

Once again, we've demonstrated the integral role our labour plays in the day-to-day functioning of London by shutting down the Tube completely. Our strike is rock solid.

There are lively, well-supported picket lines still ongoing outside depots and stations across London, bringing together members of all four unions involved in the dispute.

Thanks, But No Thanks

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:04

So, another week of ACAS talks has concluded, and LU has put down another "final" offer.

Needle-in-haystack hunters could point to the offer of a £200-per-night-shift payment for T/Ops, or the promise of 28 days' notice of rest days in proposed "cover weeks" for station staff, as evidence of "improvement"... but that would really be stretching the definition of "improvement". Overall, Tubeworker reckons this offer is, if anything, worse.