CBS Outdoor

Vultures Swoop on Posters Business Tubeworker Sat, 07/27/2013 - 14:08

CBS has sold its advertisement-posting business to private equity company Platinum.

It promises that things will remain the same for the workers who post the adverts. So that will me more of the same rubbish pay and job insecurity, then - more of a threat than a promise!

CBS Outdoor Demand Safe Equipment for their Job Tubeworker Mon, 06/01/2009 - 18:50

CBS Outdoor workers, who put posters up on the Tube, are being made to use a tool to smooth the posters out, which puts a lot of pressure on their hands and is causing them damage. The company recognise this, and has ordered some replacements from the USA. But as they say, the USA seems like a different universe the amount of time it's taking!

Defend Brendan Judge! Tubeworker Tue, 12/09/2008 - 17:20

Brendan Judge, RMT rep on CBS Outdoor who put the posters up on the Underground, has been sacked following a disciplinary hearing.

Brendan was key to organising the very successful strike on CBS in the summer and management have been victimising him ever since. The problems for Brendan started when management put him on a new shift that made life really difficult for him. When he put in a grievance against them, they came up with a load of trumped-up charges.

CBS Outdoor rep victimised Tubeworker Sat, 11/15/2008 - 11:53

Brendan Judge, Health and Safety rep for CBS Outdoors poster company has been suspended from his job in a blatant act of trade union victimisation. The company have been making his life difficult since the inspiring and successful strike in the summer, which he helped to organise. First they moved him to the ‘punishment shift’, miles away from his house. Then when he complained about this, the company invented various trumped-up charges to discipline him. Colleagues at CBS Outdoors and well organised and are rallying around Brendan.

CBS Outdoor Win Tubeworker Mon, 08/25/2008 - 18:16

Workers at CBS Outdoor have won better pay after striking. The 100% solid 4-day strike was a product of bitterness against management and inspirational rank-and-file workplace organising by the union reps.

When pay talks started last year, CBS offered 2.5%. Negotiations built that up to 4.2% (without other benefits) or 4%. The workers did not buy into the lie that the bosses can’t ‘afford’ to keep pay in line with inflation. They refused to accept this offer and won a better one by taking action.

CBS Outdoor Strike Tubeworker Fri, 08/08/2008 - 17:25

Workers at CBS, the company who have the contracts for putting up advertising posters on the Tube, have gone on strike over pay and a list of injustices that have mounted over the years. There were around 40 people on the picket line at their depot at Blackhorse Road last night, and 20 yesterday morning. Nobody crossed. This 100% solid 4 day strike (from Thursday til Monday) is a product of the bitterness that has built up against their management and inspirational rank-and-file workplace organising by the reps there.

Poster Staff To Strike Tubeworker Wed, 08/06/2008 - 19:59

CBS Outdoor staff - the people who put up advertising posters in stations - are to strike for four days to demand a better pay offer. Having voted 65-6 for strikes, and 64-7 for action short of strikes, they will walk out for four days (which will be two shifts each) from Thursday morning to Monday morning (7-11 August). There will also be an overtime ban.