Tubeworker's blog https://www.workersliberty.org/blog en Wot no Radio? https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-11-07/wot-no-radio <span>Wot no Radio?</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:05</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We already know that management are using rising concerns about assaults as a pretext to undermine our jobs by bringing in staff from other areas of TfL to do station staff's work. Rather than increase station staffing, the company prefers staffing on the cheap, and is using Surface Transport staff for patrol duties. </p> <p>Not only does this undermine Tube staff, it also puts the Surface Transport staff in danger - as highlighted by a recent incident at Barking.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/wot-no-radio" rel="tag" title="Wot no Radio?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Wot no Radio?</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/wot-no-radio#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 10:05:56 +0000 Tubeworker 34747 at https://www.workersliberty.org Assaulted? Expect an LDI! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-11-07/assaulted-expect-ldi <span>Assaulted? Expect an LDI!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:43</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Central line staff have been shocked to be summoned to LDIs for absences that include assaults.</p> <p>The policy on this is very clear - as is the basic human morality! If you are assaulted at work and need some time off sick, then you deserve support not punishment. It is a breach of the policy to even count this as an item, let alone to call an LDI and issue a warning. It is not good enough for management to say that a warning can be overturned at appeal, as the member of staff should not have to go through this in the first place.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/assaulted-expect-ldi" rel="tag" title="Assaulted? Expect an LDI!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Assaulted? Expect an LDI!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/assaulted-expect-ldi#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 09:43:57 +0000 Tubeworker 34746 at https://www.workersliberty.org Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-11-01/vote-labour-and-demand-labour-restores-tfl-subsidy <span>Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:47</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On 12 December, we’ll have the chance to kick the Tories out of government. Tubeworker encourages all readers to vote Labour in every constituency.</p> <p>Labour is the only alternative party of government. It has its most left-wing policy platform for decades, and a left-wing membership prepared to push the leaders further to the left. </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/vote-labour-and-demand-labour-restores-tfl-subsidy" rel="tag" title="Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/vote-labour-and-demand-labour-restores-tfl-subsidy#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:47:10 +0000 Tubeworker 34714 at https://www.workersliberty.org Fightback needed on station staffing https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-11-01/fightback-needed-station-staffing <span>Fightback needed on station staffing</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:46</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The RMT London Transport Regional Council on 31 October voted for a network-wide dispute and strike ballot on the issue of staffing on stations.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/fightback-needed-station-staffing" rel="tag" title="Fightback needed on station staffing" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Fightback needed on station staffing</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/fightback-needed-station-staffing#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:46:18 +0000 Tubeworker 34713 at https://www.workersliberty.org Support the protests in Chile https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-10-25/support-protests-chile <span>Support the protests in Chile </span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 25/10/2019 - 19:22</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Tubeworker supports the protests in Chile which started On 4 October following President Sebastián Piñera announcing a 30p rise in transport tickets in the capital, Santiago.</p> <p>Initially protests were organised by school students who started a mass fare evasion on the metro, encouraging others not to buy tickets. By 19 October the entire metro system had been closed down due to the protests, which have been heavily repressed with serious police violence.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-25/support-protests-chile" rel="tag" title="Support the protests in Chile " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Support the protests in Chile </span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-25/support-protests-chile#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:22:28 +0000 Tubeworker 34681 at https://www.workersliberty.org Tube Rebellion? https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-10-23/tube-rebellion <span>Tube Rebellion?</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 23/10/2019 - 13:37</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Some comments on the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests on the Tube from us.</p> <p>We support direct action against climate change. We’ve highlighted this many times and have drawn attention to the central role that workers’ action has to play in fighting for a transition to a sustainable economy.</p> <p>While we have criticisms of XR, particularly in terms of what we feel is their naive attitude to the police and state power generally, they have played an undeniably important role in raising the profile of this issue.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/tube-rebellion" rel="tag" title="Tube Rebellion?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Tube Rebellion?</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/tube-rebellion#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:37:59 +0000 Tubeworker 34679 at https://www.workersliberty.org Cleaners: vote yes for strikes! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-10-23/cleaners-vote-yes-strikes <span>Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:01</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>After months of preparation, RMT will ballot ABM cleaners for industrial action. The ballot runs from 28 October to 19 November. <i>Tubeworker</i> encourages all cleaners to vote yes.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/cleaners-vote-yes-strikes" rel="tag" title="Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/cleaners-vote-yes-strikes#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:01:25 +0000 Tubeworker 34677 at https://www.workersliberty.org LU pay fight: ballot now! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-10-11/lu-pay-fight-ballot-now <span>LU pay fight: ballot now!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 11/10/2019 - 12:10</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>LU has now issued its “full and final” offer in the ongoing pay talks. The first thing to note is that “full and final” is meaningless jargon. The offer's only final when we accept it, or we give up the fight to improve it!</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-11/lu-pay-fight-ballot-now" rel="tag" title="LU pay fight: ballot now!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about LU pay fight: ballot now!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-11/lu-pay-fight-ballot-now#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:10:29 +0000 Tubeworker 34609 at https://www.workersliberty.org Fifth Crossrail worker dies https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-10-05/fifth-crossrail-worker-dies <span>Fifth Crossrail worker dies</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Sat, 05/10/2019 - 15:48</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Workers on the Crossrail site at Bond Street have <a href="https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/03/fifth-crossrail-worker-dies-sleep-just-six-months-10841276/">lost five of their workmates in the last six months</a>. They have not been killed at work, but nonetheless have met early deaths in their sleep unexpected in relatively young, healthy people.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-05/fifth-crossrail-worker-dies" rel="tag" title="Fifth Crossrail worker dies" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Fifth Crossrail worker dies</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-05/fifth-crossrail-worker-dies#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Sat, 05 Oct 2019 14:48:05 +0000 Tubeworker 34571 at https://www.workersliberty.org Latest Tubeworker bulletin https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-10-05/latest-tubeworker-bulletin <span>Latest Tubeworker bulletin</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Sat, 05/10/2019 - 15:39</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Read and download the latest issue of the <em>Tubeworker</em> bulletin <a href="/story/2019-09-26/tubeworker-26092019-workers-action-can-stop-climate-change">here</a>.</p> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-05/latest-tubeworker-bulletin" rel="tag" title="Latest Tubeworker bulletin" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Latest Tubeworker bulletin</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-05/latest-tubeworker-bulletin#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Sat, 05 Oct 2019 14:39:56 +0000 Tubeworker 34570 at https://www.workersliberty.org