Duty of Care?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 21:01

Tubeworker HQ recently received a report of a particularly shocking demonstration of the company’s lack of concern for its staff.

A worker who had a heart attack hasn’t heard from his manager once; not even an “are you alright?” email!

Moreover, the worker’s doctor told them they’d seen several similar heart cases down the years. The common feature in all of them? Shift working, and particularly working nights.

This shows why it’s so important that our unions fight for a shorter working week and extra time as part of the Night Tube settlement, to ensure our work-life balance and health is protected.

Cuts to the LUOH counselling department also mean that vital support services we need to get over trauma at work are being diminished.

Tubeworker sometimes wonders whether our bosses care about us at all?!