Disputes

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.

Night Of The Living NIRMs

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:50

All sorts of troubling reports are reaching Tubeworker HQ about the depths to which the company is sinking to keep things afloat as our industrial action continues and our overtime ban bites.

One correspondent writes: "During the 8-9 July strike, it's rumoured that one of the 'all singing, all dancing' NIRMs (Network Incident Response Managers) covered a shunter's role despite having no line or geographical knowledge of the location, no technical training, and being an ex-DSM as opposed to ex-DMT or DRM."