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).
Having your station refurbished usually involves a bit of inconvenience and discomfort - so it's best if it doesn't last any longer than necessary.
RMT and TSSA have suspended this weeks strike after management agreed some concessions.
Trawling through social media for comments on the strike, Tubeworker found the following (presumably from an ex-pat Aussie): "In Sydney, when the tube/bus/trains have an issue with their manage
A few ASLEF drivers distinguished themselves during the 4-6 February strike by refusing to cross RMT/TSSA picket lines. But many didn’t.
A good strike committee should:
• Represent members of all unions, all grades and work locations — drivers, signals, stations, engineers, and more.
Here are the details as explained on the Facebook Page in support of Mark ...
Tubeworker hears that Unite the Union texted its fleet and engineering members on Tuesday advising them to respect RMT picket lines - and that it is now preparing to ballot to join in the action officially.
Many areas reported bigger picket lines than in many previous disputes. Not just die-hard union activists on pickets, but huge chunks of rank and file workers. Spirits were high.
Solid strike action has got management onto the back foot and into talks tomorrow. But only continuing action will make them deliver any concessions in those talks.
Day two, and it’s still as solid. Big picket lines (despite the rain) are persuading waverers to turn back, with some depots seeing only a couple of diehards turn in.
According to reports in the Guardian and elsewhere, the Tories are considering committing to new anti-union laws in their next manifesto.
Amid all the attention (rightly) going to the London Underground strike, let us not forget that RMT members are on strike on Transport for London too.
As the first full day of the strike shows the enormous impact workers that London Underground and TfL workers can have when we act together, it's been hugely heartening to see the amount of solidarity
The 'Every Job Matters' Facebook page has been posting some great pics from the strikes. We've collated a few here. Keep 'em coming!
Our first two-day strike has got off to a cracking start, with management unable to run even the limited service they promised.
The strike's not even an hour old and one of the company's strike-breakers has routed two trains into a near-collision at Northumberland Park depot.