Tubeworker will decide at our next meeting who the bulletin will back for RMT General Secretary.
An item on the LU intranet announces that 70 stations are due to "be modernised and fit for the next decade".
"Why are you going on strike?"
"Because we want to stop management from cutting jobs."
New CSAs (and other grades too?) have been sent letters from management "updating" them about "Fit for the Future". The letters are thinly disguised propaganda for the bosses' plan.
Tubeworker recently received the following letter. We've written a reply below. What do you think?
Did you see on the intranet that 'pop up' cafes and cupcake stands are going to be launched at stations like st James Park and Pic Circus?
Cleaners are facing cuts across London Underground. At one busy central London station, the number of cleaners on the station has been cut, meaning the remaining staff have to do more work.
Tubeworker was alarmed that discussion on the new LU uniform indicated that station staff might no longer need hi visibility vests.
Unions agreed to suspend strike action on the basis that LU would enter into meaningful talks with us, including a 'station by station review' of ticket office closures.
LU plans to close ticket offices on every station, but only install an additional 150 ticket machines.
The double-page spread in the current On The Move reveals a lot about TfL/LUL's dream future customer.
So you thought that LUL's strategy is to replace staffed ticket offices with passenger-operated ticket machines? So did we.
Spare a thought for SAMFs at Marylebone, where the ticket office is intermittently stunk out by a dreadful odour emanating from some part of the station's drainage system.
If you followed the links in management's report of the latest Company Council meeting, you may have noticed that the company proposes blocking staff from transfer or promotion if you have a warning.
Tube workers are mourning the sudden and tragic death of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow.
TfL Women's staff network group is celebrating International Women's Day (8 March). But which women and what is it celebrating?
Spare a thought for the poor SAMFs at Shepherd's Bush Central, who have been without a note counter for five months, and are having to manually count around three grand at a time.
A British Transport Police Chief Superintendent says on Twitter that whilst ‘armchair experts limber up’ the front line just ‘get on with the job.’ Tubeworker would like to know who these ‘ar
“We will close all old-style ticket offices but keep a few as visitor information centres at biggest stations.”
Set more action soon!
We will need to take more action. If the unions set a timescale now, it allows us to plan and save up. It keeps momentum and pressure on management.
The recent extreme weather and flooding events have opened up a public debate on what we expect a national government to actually do.
London Underground long service award ceremonies are supposed to be meaningful and relevant occasions, where employees feel appreciated and genuinely valued.
A shocking incident at Cutty Sark DLR station the other day shows the risks of understaffing.
ISS has sent out a letter to ask cleaners to sign a letter to say they accept biometric booking on (fingerprint) machines, now due to go live on 2nd March.
There has been so much talk about driverless trains. Now LU is getting more blatant about the reality of these plans.
London Underground's survey into 'ticket irregularity' shows LU lost £58.5 million in unpaid fares last year (adjusted to £30.8 million after taking incomplete journeys into account).