At Angel station, a Station Supervisor accused a cleaner of neglecting their duties. The cleaner got an RMT rep, who proved that there was little basis for his allegations.
Now, the next time the cleaner goes in with the union to see management, it will not be a disciplinary hearing against the cleaner, but an investigation into whether the supervisor harassed the cleaner.
While staff dealt with the effects of the heavy downpour a couple of weeks back, the GSM showed up at Golders Green station. Great - some people would say that managers never show up when the proverbial hits the fan, but Tubeworker won't have a bar of it.
When a flashing light that informs drivers of a temporary speed restriction between Euston and Kings Cross stopped working, Euston station initially tried to inform drivers via the service information board near the driver's cab.
We were recently telling you about under-staffing causing problems with getting drivers re-licensed. Seems this affects other grades too.
Out on the Barkingside group, managers have been trying it on with staff, telling them that the company has "done away with" the requirement for 28 days' notice of ATOR and claiming that now you only need 5 days'.
A TubeLines Site Person in Charge accepted a forged Permit to Enter to a machine chamber at Old Street. The Station Supervisor picked up on it, and the unauthorised person left the station, but TubeLines did not query their procedures on how this had come about.
The local RMT and ASLEF reps at East Finchley depot have produced a joint leaflet telling drivers about Driving Parameters and their rights at work. This follows a joint newsletter produced by the two union reps last year.
A Northern Line DMT on a driving day had an aggravated SPAD. He got a 12-month suspended sacking - but was returned to work at his own depot!
How can he have any credibility dealing with drivers ov
The tragic death of a Northern line driver highlights the important problem of spurious OPO alarms.
The OPO alarm is a crucial warning to the controller that something may have happened to a driver
At Morden depot, management have come up with another cracking scheme to boost the morale of the workers. Now when you book on, you can look (well, you can hardly avoid looking) at yourself in a mirror, adorned with the words 'Looking Good'. No doubt, management imagine the professional driver slicking back their hair, straightening their tie, muttering 'hello handsome' to themselves and going to pick up their train with a spring in their step.