Return of the Flash and Dash?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:37

After months of having top-class wonks working on it, LUL management seem to have come to the conclusion that it's fine to not check that trains are empty before going into depots or sidings so long as you (a) make a few more announcements, and (b) add a bit at the top of the inter-car barriers.

Yes, they want to bring back the 'flash and dash', the ridiculous procedure on the Bakerloo line that saw thousands overcarried last year, and which RMT and ASLEF's join industrial action comprehensively trounced earlier this year.

So, we need to be ready to take the same action against as soon as we need to. Fortunately, RMT only suspended its action earlier in the year and remained in dispute, so it can put it back on again as soon as necessary. ASLEF, though, rather carelessly settled the dispute, so may need to ballot again. Whatever hoops we need to jump through, let's get the action back on.

And let's see more effort to mobilise station staff into this fight - it's station staff jobs at stake, after all.