On Monday 21 July, ballot papers for the RMT General Secretary election started arriving through members' letterboxes. Tubeworker is recommending a #1 vote for John Leach. This is why...
News reached Tubeworker HQ that some stations are so short of master keys for staff, CSAs have to share.
Who else saw the all-staff email from Sir Peter Hendy (he of the salary four times that of the Prime Minister, who our bosses still think is paid too little), thanking us all for the extra hard work we did to deliver the Tour de France in London?
This tribute to Brian Munro first appeared in the Workers' Liberty newspaper Solidarity on 4 July. Click here for the original.
We're hearing reports that LU is picking and choosing which vacancies on stations it will fill, depending on how important it thinks they are.
Since Monday 7 July, cleaners in the RMT have been taking industrial action by refusing to touch biometric booking on machines.
The escalator refurb at Kilburn Park is finished now.
We all thought the strikes had won pay protection for all station staff. But after weeks of negotiation, LU’s plans look drastically different.
On 15 June, a broken rail on the Central Line near White City took five hours to detect, wrecking the service all day.
Petrit Mihaj, RMT rep at the Sodexo catering company, won his employment tribunal for unfair dismissal for union activities.
If ISS gets away with introducing "biometric fingerprinting", it could cost LU staff jobs. LU already wants more automated booking-on to justify removing station supervisors.
ISS, which has the cleaning contract on some parts of the Tube, wants to introduce “biometric fingerprinting” machines for cleaners on the Jubilee, Northern, and Picadilly Lines.
Who else has noticed the new captions that accompany the POD codes on electric gates?
RMT driver members on the Bakerloo Line are balloting for action short of strikes in a dispute over train maintenance procedure.
Subway workers in São Paulo, Brazil, are striking to win a 12% wage increase. Their strike is now into its fifth day.
"Businesses hail 'victory for common sense'", the Evening Standard bellows, announcing Transport for London's decision to lay on extra night bus services after England's first World Cup game on Saturday. The Standard claims its "appeal" for the extra transport is what swayed TfL.
LU workers have wondered, "where's our bonus?" for weeks. Instead of giving us a straight answer, LU has preferred to play mind games.
(Reposted from Solidarity, here)
LU has formally invited companies to bid for the contract to "design, manufacture, test and commission" new Tube trains.
Mark Harding is an RMT rep who faces prison for carrying out picket duties during February’s strikes.
Under the banner "TfL unions together", RMT, TSSA, and Unite members at TfL struck on Friday 9 May.
LU has paid a market research agency to say exactly what it wanted to hear from customers about the new LU uniform: feedback contained all LU’s jargon about making staff more visible, "identifiable",
LU is training apprentices to supervisor level, but giving them a CSA job at the end of it.
LU makes much of its reputation as an employer which promotes “diversity” and “equality”. But its real record is poor, and “Fit for the Future – Stations” job cuts look set to undo any advances made during the last decade.
LU used to get revenue inspectors to go out onto trains asking to see tickets in order to compile statistics on LU revenue lost due to unpaid fares.
LU has changed its 'customer facing language' guidelines: 'we currently use "person under a train" and instead we will be using "person on the track"'.
Power Control workers were due to strike this bank holiday weekend, causing panic that the Tube would be 'shut down'.
Unite, TSSA and RMT have suspended strikes after making progress at ACAS.
On 1 May, between East Putney and Southfields, two District Line S stock trains clattered into each other - or, in management-speak, "came into slight contact".
In recent weeks, RMT has made the demand for a public consultation on ticket office closures and job cuts. The London Assembly has voted for a public consultation too.
The RMT has suspended its planned three-day strike after the union reached a settlement with London Underground management.