Votes yes for action at Ruislip depot! Tubeworker Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:47

Train maintainers and maintenance and stores workers at Ruislip Transplant Depot are balloting for strikes to win pay parity.

Workers are being paid unequally for doing the same work, and Advanced Train Maintainers, Team Leaders, and Duty Maintenance Managers who do train prep work and sign off trains as fit for service are being denied the associated pay enhancement.

The RMT ballot begins on 21 November and closes on 6 December.

Reasons to back the ban: figures show scandal of LU's overtime bill

Submitted by Tubeworker on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 22:55

RMT's overtime ban for stations and revenue staff kicks in at 00.01 tonight/tomorrow morning. TSSA's ballot, which closes on 29 November, is expected to see their members join the action. Locally, several TSSA reps have been urging their members to respect RMT's ban.

Added Bonus

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 11/18/2016 - 22:46

A recent agreement on trains means that all drivers who volunteered to work New Year's Eve will be booked on as spares, and get the bonus, in addition to any Night Tube drivers who work their rostered duties.

It's good that more drivers are getting the bonus. But it raises questions about why it's only paid to one grade.

(For more on this issue, click here.)


Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:20

Management on trains side recently tried to pull a fast one on Night Tube drivers, saying that New Years' Eve working, for which there is a bonus, would be allocated to existing full-time staff, and Night Tubers (who will be rostered to work, as NYE falls on a Saturday) would have to take annual leave! Aslef initially backed this position.

The Inequality at the Heart of LU

Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 18:24

Our long-awaited back pay has finally been paid, giving our June pay packets a bit of a boost.

We all know we're relatively well paid compared to a lot of other workers, but we also need to keep that in perspective. If you work on stations, it's likely that you're now being paid at least £6,000 less than you should be for the job you're doing, as LU has forced us all into unpaid promotions that have seen us take on the work previously done by the grade above us.

About That Offer, Steve...

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 02:40

A Tubeworker reader took a closer look at the "final" pay offer LU put on the table before our 8-9 July strike (you remember, the one they presented in the afternoon but said they'd withdraw unless the unions accepted it by 18:30). It made even worse reading on closer inspection than it did at first glance...

Am I reading pay offer wrong?

For anyone on over 50k - which includes all full-time SS1s, Service/Power Control & Technical Officers it is a worse offer than before!

LU Pay: What Should We Fight For?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:32

In 2011, the first year of the pay deal which has now expired, and the renewal of which is now the subject of a joint dispute for all four LU unions,an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development study showed that income inequality in Britain was growing faster than in any other developed country.