Tubeworker's blog https://www.workersliberty.org/blog en Noise ballot success https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-09-10/noise-ballot-success <span>Noise ballot success</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/09/2019 - 16:08</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>RMT Drivers on the Northern, Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines have returned a yes vote for action short of strike due to excessive track noise.</p> <p><i>Tubeworker</i> congratulates the workers who voted YES and bizarrely those who voted NO. Without them the ballot would not have made it over the ridiculous 50% threshold that the Trade Union Act imposes on unions.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-09-10/noise-ballot-success" rel="tag" title="Noise ballot success" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Noise ballot success</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-09-10/noise-ballot-success#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:08:25 +0000 Tubeworker 34445 at https://www.workersliberty.org Tube workers against the coup! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-09-04/tube-workers-against-coup <span>Tube workers against the coup!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/09/2019 - 13:56</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As chaos in Parliament mounts, workers must take to the streets to protest against Boris Johnson's undemocratic manoeuvring and plans for a no-deal Brexit.</p> <p>As transport workers in London, we have bitter experience of having Boris as a boss, experiencing his blatant lies about ticket office closures and the vicious cuts regime TfL and LU bosses pursued under his mayoralty.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-09-04/tube-workers-against-coup" rel="tag" title="Tube workers against the coup!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Tube workers against the coup!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-09-04/tube-workers-against-coup#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:56:13 +0000 Tubeworker 34422 at https://www.workersliberty.org RMT suspends strikes on Vic and Central https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-09-04/rmt-suspends-strikes-vic-and-central <span>RMT suspends strikes on Vic and Central</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/09/2019 - 13:48</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>RMT has suspended a drivers' strike planned for today on the Victoria and Central Lines.</p> <p>The company has budged in talks at Acas, offering some concessions. On the Victoria Line, where issues related to overbearing managers pushing drivers around, the company has committed to a series of workshops to try to improve relations. As the dispute is still live, the union can go back to Acas, and potentially reinstate action, if things don't improve on the ground.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-09-04/rmt-suspends-strikes-vic-and-central" rel="tag" title="RMT suspends strikes on Vic and Central" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about RMT suspends strikes on Vic and Central</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-09-04/rmt-suspends-strikes-vic-and-central#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:48:28 +0000 Tubeworker 34421 at https://www.workersliberty.org Driverless Nightmare https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-31/driverless-nightmare <span>Driverless Nightmare</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Sat, 31/08/2019 - 14:02</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Lest we forget, while we continue our day-to-day battles with management, behind the scenes they continue to prepare to introduce driverless trains. </p> <p>And in case anyone believes the hype that they are 'safe', read <a>this report</a> of a toddler being separated from his mum on a driverless Metro train in Sydney last week. </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-31/driverless-nightmare" rel="tag" title="Driverless Nightmare" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Driverless Nightmare</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-31/driverless-nightmare#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 13:02:45 +0000 Tubeworker 34405 at https://www.workersliberty.org Greening the Tube? https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-29/greening-tube <span>Greening the Tube?</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 29/08/2019 - 22:41</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>According to LU's own figures, the company produces 585,000 tones of CO2 emissions per year. To offset that, you'd need to plant 26,000,000 trees.</p> <p>Our bosses' solution to this? Encourage staff to recycle and turn out the lights.</p> <p>Fine, we should all try our best not to be wasteful, but let's be honest here: those individual behavioural changes simply don't address the scale of the problem.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-29/greening-tube" rel="tag" title="Greening the Tube?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Greening the Tube?</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-29/greening-tube#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:41:56 +0000 Tubeworker 34390 at https://www.workersliberty.org Take action against lone working! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-27/take-action-against-lone-working <span>Take action against lone working!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Tue, 27/08/2019 - 17:56</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>After lone working at the east end of the District Line led to a spike in staff assaults, local reps began renewed campaigning against lone working. RMT is now preparing to ballot station staff on the District East group for action to demand increased staffing levels.</p> <p>Workers will vote on whether to take action-short-of-strikes, in the form of working from a place of safety when lone working, and refusing to detrain or attend incidents alone.</p> <p>The ballot runs from 29 August to 12 September. If you work on District East, vote yes for action!</p> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-27/take-action-against-lone-working" rel="tag" title="Take action against lone working!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Take action against lone working!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-27/take-action-against-lone-working#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:56:33 +0000 Tubeworker 34382 at https://www.workersliberty.org Drivers: vote yes for action over noise levels! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-27/drivers-vote-yes-action-over-noise-levels <span>Drivers: vote yes for action over noise levels!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Tue, 27/08/2019 - 17:45</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>RMT is balloting all driver members, including Night Tube drivers, on the Jubilee, Central, Northern and Victoria lines, for industrial action against excessive noise levels, which have become intolerable.</p> <p>The problem is caused by the "Pandrol Vanguard" system LU installed to reduce track noise for people living above and next to the tracks; fair enough, except the system has the effect of forcing the noise into the train itself, leading to thunderous levels of noise in the driver's cab (and, indeed, in the carriages). </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-27/drivers-vote-yes-action-over-noise-levels" rel="tag" title="Drivers: vote yes for action over noise levels!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Drivers: vote yes for action over noise levels!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-27/drivers-vote-yes-action-over-noise-levels#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:45:06 +0000 Tubeworker 34381 at https://www.workersliberty.org Turdgate! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-27/turdgate <span>Turdgate!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Tue, 27/08/2019 - 17:37</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>You come to expect the unexpected working on the Tube; we see all sorts and we raise one eyebrow and carry on. But one Friday morning incident in August has pushed our levels of incredulity to the extreme. </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-27/turdgate" rel="tag" title="Turdgate!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Turdgate!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-27/turdgate#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:37:54 +0000 Tubeworker 34380 at https://www.workersliberty.org Strike dates adjusted on Victoria and Central lines https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-22/strike-dates-adjusted-victoria-and-central-lines <span>Strike dates adjusted on Victoria and Central lines</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 22/08/2019 - 14:54</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The dates for the Central and Victoria Line strikes have been adjusted to 3-4 September (20:00 to 20:00), after reps and activists argued that the initial dates (29-30 August) would be less impactful. </p> <p>Although altering dates after initially announcing them can be a bit of a messy business, it seems like the new dates will be more effective. </p> <p>It’s a good lesson in why meetings of rank-and-file reps and activists should be the forum for making these decisions in the first place.</p> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-22/strike-dates-adjusted-victoria-and-central-lines" rel="tag" title="Strike dates adjusted on Victoria and Central lines" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Strike dates adjusted on Victoria and Central lines</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-22/strike-dates-adjusted-victoria-and-central-lines#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:54:55 +0000 Tubeworker 34378 at https://www.workersliberty.org Mindful bosses? https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2019-08-18/mindful-bosses <span>Mindful bosses?</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Sun, 18/08/2019 - 22:26</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>TfL has partnered with “mindfulness” app Headspace to give staff a free subscription. Headspace’s guided meditation programmes are meant to help us deal with workplace stress. </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-18/mindful-bosses" rel="tag" title="Mindful bosses?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Mindful bosses?</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-08-18/mindful-bosses#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:26:44 +0000 Tubeworker 34375 at https://www.workersliberty.org