Tubeworker's blog https://www.workersliberty.org/ en District Line drivers to take action from 6 March https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-25/district-line-drivers-take-action-6-march <span>District Line drivers to take action from 6 March</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/District%20Line.jpg" width="259" height="194" alt="District Line" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 25/02/2021 - 17:50</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>District Line drivers in RMT have voted by an overwhelming majority to take action over LU's failure to provide adequate training before its imposition of the SMA3 automatic operation system on a section of the line. They'll take action from 6 March, by refusing to drive in automatic mode on the SMA3 section.</p> <p>With in-cab training having been suspended for some time due to Covid, it would seem logical to suspend the rollout until drivers had been properly trained on the new system. But LU is insisting on imposing SMA3 anyway.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-25/district-line-drivers-take-action-6-march" rel="tag" title="District Line drivers to take action from 6 March" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about District Line drivers to take action from 6 March</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-25/district-line-drivers-take-action-6-march#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:50:55 +0000 Tubeworker 36883 at https://www.workersliberty.org Vote John Leach #1 for RMT General Secretary! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-25/vote-john-leach-1-rmt-general-secretary <span>Vote John Leach #1 for RMT General Secretary!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/JL4GS_0.png" width="253" height="253" alt="John Leach for RMT General Secretary" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>If you are an RMT member, you will soon be receiving a voting paper for the election of a new General Secretary (GS). </p> <p>You have the choice of four candidates, and <i>Tubeworker</i> recommends that you vote for John Leach, who is currently our Regional Organiser and has been nominated by seven of our Region’s branches, along with 15 more from elsewhere in the country.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-25/vote-john-leach-1-rmt-general-secretary" rel="tag" title="Vote John Leach #1 for RMT General Secretary!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vote John Leach #1 for RMT General Secretary!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-25/vote-john-leach-1-rmt-general-secretary#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:21:41 +0000 Tubeworker 36882 at https://www.workersliberty.org Vaccine priority and transport workers https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-22/vaccine-priority-and-transport-workers <span>Vaccine priority and transport workers</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/hakan-nural-gQd4SRfKs40-unsplash.jpg" width="283" height="440" alt="vaccine" title="vaccine" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Mon, 22/02/2021 - 12:58</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>With the government announcement that every adult should be vaccinated by July, there is more jockeying for position among different groups of workers over who gets the vaccine first. <i>Tubeworker</i> knows that our readers probably have different views on this. But we think where we can agree, is that the vaccine roll out should be expanded, more doses made available and we want big pharma to be requisitioned to speed up those supplies.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-22/vaccine-priority-and-transport-workers" rel="tag" title="Vaccine priority and transport workers" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vaccine priority and transport workers</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-22/vaccine-priority-and-transport-workers#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:58:22 +0000 Tubeworker 36845 at https://www.workersliberty.org Don't forget Night Tube staff https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-22/dont-forget-night-tube-staff <span>Don&#039;t forget Night Tube staff</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/john-crozier-dVh8BiYu1x0-unsplash.jpg" width="294" height="440" alt="closed station" title="closed station" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Mon, 22/02/2021 - 12:33</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Area Managers are finally going round speaking to night tube station staff about what happens while there is no Night Tube service. <i>Tubeworker</i> has had reports that a number of them are a bit frustrated so many staff want to just stick to their Night Tube hours. Our heart bleeds. Where moves to cover duties during the week can be made or alternative arrangements that suit night tube staff then fine, but if staff want to stick with what they applied for, then let them get on with it!</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-22/dont-forget-night-tube-staff" rel="tag" title="Don&#039;t forget Night Tube staff" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Don&#039;t forget Night Tube staff</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-22/dont-forget-night-tube-staff#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:33:37 +0000 Tubeworker 36844 at https://www.workersliberty.org Station staff fatigue https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-19/station-staff-fatigue <span>Station staff fatigue</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/work-life%20balance.jpg" width="299" height="168" alt="Work/Life Balance" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 19/02/2021 - 18:47</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Staff at Redbridge and other stations on the cover group have been running around on cover weeks to keep stations open. Management are now making desperate calls to cover shifts on overtime in order to keep this up. With so much OT already being exhausted, and more staff due to shield under the recent change in government guidelines, one has to wonder how much longer some stations can remain open. You cannot continue to flog a dead horse. Once again, we're seeing how little respect and regard LU bosses have for us, the workers, the people who run the railway.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/station-staff-fatigue" rel="tag" title="Station staff fatigue" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Station staff fatigue</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/station-staff-fatigue#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 19 Feb 2021 18:47:30 +0000 Tubeworker 36839 at https://www.workersliberty.org No race to the bottom in revenue! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-19/no-race-bottom-revenue <span>No race to the bottom in revenue!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/Race-to-the-Bottom.jpg" width="660" height="440" alt="Race to the Bottom" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 19/02/2021 - 17:08</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>For further background to this issue, see:</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/no-race-bottom-revenue" rel="tag" title="No race to the bottom in revenue!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about No race to the bottom in revenue!</span></a></li><li class="comment-comments"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/no-race-bottom-revenue#comments" title="Jump to the first comment." hreflang="en">1 comment</a></li><li class="comment-new-comments"><a href="/blog/612/feed" class="hidden" title="Jump to the first new comment." data-history-node-last-comment-timestamp="1613989156" data-history-node-field-name="comment_node_blog"></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/no-race-bottom-revenue#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:08:05 +0000 Tubeworker 36837 at https://www.workersliberty.org Bring Tube cleaning in house! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-19/bring-tube-cleaning-house <span>Bring Tube cleaning in house!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/JfTC.png" width="587" height="440" alt="Justice for Tube Cleaners" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 19/02/2021 - 16:29</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>RMT and the TUC in London and the South East have teamed up produced an <a href="https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/publications/the-case-for-insourcing-underground-cleaning/the-case-for-insourcing-underground-cleaning-briefing.pdf">extremely useful briefing</a>, setting out the case for Tube cleaning to be brought in house.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/bring-tube-cleaning-house" rel="tag" title="Bring Tube cleaning in house!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Bring Tube cleaning in house!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-19/bring-tube-cleaning-house#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:29:17 +0000 Tubeworker 36836 at https://www.workersliberty.org Defend Gary Carney https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-13/defend-gary-carney <span>Defend Gary Carney</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/Gash.jpg" width="440" height="440" alt="Defend Gary Carney" title="Defend Gary Carney" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Sat, 13/02/2021 - 11:47</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Gary Carney booked off sick after vomiting at work. For most people, this would be a cause for compassion. For LUL management, it's a reason to sack him.</p> <p>The company's pretext is that he avoided a Drugs and Alcohol test - but as we all know, when you are summoned to your manager's office for a test, you are not told you are being summoned for a test - so how could he have been avoiding it?!</p> <p>'Gash' is well known around the job for his support for others through his involvement in RMT. Whenever a workmate is in trouble, he stands by them. Now it's down to us to stand by him.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-13/defend-gary-carney" rel="tag" title="Defend Gary Carney" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Defend Gary Carney</span></a></li><li class="comment-comments"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-13/defend-gary-carney#comments" title="Jump to the first comment." hreflang="en">1 comment</a></li><li class="comment-new-comments"><a href="/blog/612/feed" class="hidden" title="Jump to the first new comment." data-history-node-last-comment-timestamp="1613989261" data-history-node-field-name="comment_node_blog"></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-13/defend-gary-carney#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Sat, 13 Feb 2021 11:47:33 +0000 Tubeworker 36795 at https://www.workersliberty.org Tubeworker meeting, Thursday 18 February, 16:00-18:00: The history of socialist workplace bulletins ( + Tubeworker AGM) https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-09/tubeworker-meeting-thursday-18-february-1600-1800-history-socialist-workplace <span>Tubeworker meeting, Thursday 18 February, 16:00-18:00: The history of socialist workplace bulletins ( + Tubeworker AGM)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/Bulletins.jpg" width="315" height="440" alt="Tubeworker meeting, Thursday 18 February, 16:00-18:00: The history of socialist workplace bulletins ( + Tubeworker AGM)" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/02/2021 - 10:59</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><b>Thursday 18 February, 16:00-18:00</b></p> <p><b>Log in via Zoom <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87580724493?pwd=T1MyNWZNMHgvVTlZSFY5WjlsK0lUdz09">here.</a></b></p> <p>Facebook event <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/705939980096856">here</a>.</p> <hr /><p>Socialists and other radical workers have a long history of producing regular workplace and industrial bulletins as a way of spreading ideas about militant trade unionism, rank-and-file democracy, and socialism on the shop floor.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-09/tubeworker-meeting-thursday-18-february-1600-1800-history-socialist-workplace" rel="tag" title="Tubeworker meeting, Thursday 18 February, 16:00-18:00: The history of socialist workplace bulletins ( + Tubeworker AGM)" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Tubeworker meeting, Thursday 18 February, 16:00-18:00: The history of socialist workplace bulletins ( + Tubeworker AGM)</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-09/tubeworker-meeting-thursday-18-february-1600-1800-history-socialist-workplace#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:59:18 +0000 Tubeworker 36763 at https://www.workersliberty.org Fight job cuts at Queen's Park! https://www.workersliberty.org/blogs/2021-02-06/fight-job-cuts-queens-park <span>Fight job cuts at Queen&#039;s Park!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-node-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/files/pictures/Job%20Cuts.jpg" width="275" height="183" alt="Job Cuts" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Sat, 06/02/2021 - 18:23</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>RMT's Bakerloo branch is planning a campaign to resist attempts to cut the train driver workforce at Queen's Park depot by 10%. LU wants to reduce the rostered driver establishment from 101 to 90, and the number of pool drivers from six to five.</p> <p>Although management claim the cuts have nothing to do with the financial crisis faced by TfL/LU due to the pandemic, they have clearly picked their moment to force the cuts through. Unless they are stopped, management in other parts of the business could be given the green light to start salami-slicing staffing levels.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-06/fight-job-cuts-queens-park" rel="tag" title="Fight job cuts at Queen&#039;s Park!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Fight job cuts at Queen&#039;s Park!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2021-02-06/fight-job-cuts-queens-park#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Sat, 06 Feb 2021 18:23:30 +0000 Tubeworker 36756 at https://www.workersliberty.org