Full-Time, Part-Time: Equal Rights!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:53

London Underground has said that new part-time Night Tube drivers won’t get the drivers' New Years' Eve bonus, and that only existing, full-time drivers should be entitled to it.

At the same time, in the effort to reduce weekend working for drivers, it has been suggested that pool drivers should work more weekends so rostered drivers work fewer.

This is wrong. We should be fighting for improvements for all workers and refusing to break agreements on the same terms. Splitting grades between part timers and full timers, or between pool, rostered, and Night Tube drivers, or putting greater restrictions on one than another is not the way to get improvements for drivers, or for any worker, in any grade or function on LU.