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Bushy Platforms

Stations and trains staff across the combine have been reporting that bushes and grass have been growing through the cracks on many platforms, including through the yellow lines and near the platform edge. .

This is a serious hazard - especially when wet. The unions have raised it with management...

No Handlamp, No Train

It seems that the company is struggling to maintain drivers' handlamps adequately, perhaps because it is a somewhat, er, niche piece of kit. Management's answer? Suggest to drivers that they break the rules and drive without one. No thanks.

There are some pieces of equipment that we don't use...

Say No to the "Special Voluntary Severance Scheme": Fight the Job Cuts!

We need to resist the Special Voluntary Severance Scheme (SVSS), currently being offered to Network Rail staff bands 1 to 4, because it spells job cuts on a massive scale across the rail industry. Network Rail is offering this one-off severance package until 20 September. It will almost certainly be...

Zone 1-6 one way taxi for £65

With the company so insistent they are strapped for cash, Tubeworker wonders how much is being wasted on special taxis. During the bank holiday engineering works on the Picc some drivers were ferried from one end of the line to the other just to carry out a single rounder. At £65 a go, was that...

Anti-union laws hit another ballot

RMT's ballot of fleet workers in depots where LU proposes to impose Automatic Train Control (ATC) for trains going into siding returned a 79% majority for strikes, and an 82% majority for action short of strikes. But as the turnout was just 42%, official (i.e., legal) industrial action can't be...

Fighting for work/life balance at Farringdon

There's no firm launch date for the Elizabeth Line (aka Crossrail), but as the Crossrail sections of the interchange stations begin to open, LU is altering staffing levels at stations like Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, and Liverpool Street.

In most locations, whilst not perfect...

"Four Key Areas"? One Key Response: Fight Back!

A new video on Yammer from Director of Customer Operations Nick Dent, the top boss for stations and trains, reminds us that the "four key areas" LU is looking at for ways to save money (i.e., make cuts) are "vacancies and recruitment", "our ways of working", "enhanced use of technology", and "a...

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