OSP 2010/11

OSP Adventure Tubeworker Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:50

Is LU panicking about the Olympics? Maybe that's why they are drafting in 600 new CSAs on top of the 300 they've already recruited?

LU's recruitment of more CSAs than the number of stations job cuts last year proves we were right to resist OSP.

But it doesn't make up for three years of stressful understaffing created by LU's OSP adventure.

Keep Fighting For Stations Jobs Tubeworker Sat, 06/25/2011 - 21:50

Since February, station staff have been living with the impact of the OSP job cuts: anti-social rosters and staff shortages. Staff are also learning to live with new attacks, such as enhanced AFM functionality, as the unions have not given any lead so far on how we should resist them.

No Strikes Before Job Cuts? Tubeworker Fri, 01/21/2011 - 14:29

It now seems clear that RMT and TSSA will not name any more strike dates before the station job cuts come in on 6th February. This does not mean the dispute is over but it is difficult to see what we can achieve without any strike dates before the implementation.

In the words of one member of station staff, this demoralising decision 'feels like a huge shame and a betrayal, they have given up so early'. We should figure out how to salvage this fight in whatever way we can, but it does feel very much like the unions have given up.

Invisible! Tubeworker Tue, 01/18/2011 - 19:18

London Undergound, too skint to afford staff, has found money to employ consultants to ask station staff how we can make ourselves more visible to customers!

How idiotic is this? If they are so worried, perhaps they might think about keeping the hundreds of station staff who are fighting to save our jobs.

Or perhaps they are worried they will have to break their public pledge that these cuts will 'increase the number of visible staff'.

Stations Job Cuts AND Casualisation?! Tubeworker Tue, 01/18/2011 - 18:14

LU management plan that when the stations job cuts come in, staff who are not displaced into a rostered position will be displaced off a roster onto the group reserve. Station groups' reserves will swell to more than the official numbers, what LU calls 'over establishment'.

When LU says it's skint, how does it make sense for it to pay people to do jobs that no longer exist?

Still Time to Fight! Tubeworker Tue, 01/11/2011 - 00:12

LU have published the new rosters, minus the jobs we have been fighting to save. Some people feel this means LU have finally got their way. But the fight is not over. The new rosters do not come into effect until February 6th; LU are participating in a review of the cuts; a lot of RMT branches have passed motions for a 48 hour strike at the end of January and the RMT's executive voted last week to call a 48 hour strike at the end of January.

Job Cuts Dispute: Where are we? Tubeworker Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:54

So ... where are we with this fight against job cuts then?!

150 managers and admin already gone ... another 650 stations jobs due to go on 6 February ... 600 to go in the 'support services review' ... Project Horizon to usher in more, no doubt ... and individuals' jobs going at a rate of knots to help management get on with it.

VS? No Thanks Tubeworker Thu, 10/14/2010 - 19:33

LU management's latest ploy to undermine our fight against job cuts is to offer voluntary severance (VS) to a limited number of SAMFs, despite its 'consultation' not being over.

The company is doing this in order to create the impression that the job cuts are a done deal and will go ahead regardless of our industrial action. It also hopes that if enough people apply, they can spread the idea that there is no point striking for people who are willing to leave. But that's a fake argument: this fight is not about saving individual people, but about saving jobs.

We Can Win! Tubeworker Mon, 10/11/2010 - 13:09

Some people might have thought from the most recent strike that the fight was weakening on the Victoria Line. Unlike the previous strike, LU managed to run a service along the full length of the line.

Another 800 Job Cuts Tubeworker Fri, 10/08/2010 - 09:58

London Underground has announced another 800 job cuts, planning to get rid of 400 "support staff" (whatever that may mean) and not filling another 400 posts currently either vacant or covered by temps.