Management have a cunning plan to help them avoid the consequences of de-staffing stations: linking help points to other stations so it seemingly doesn't matter if there is no-one on a station to help.
They decided that they would trial this at a few stations, but unfortunately 'forgot' to consult with our unions before sending out an email to staff telling them the trial was about to start. Rumbled by eagle-eyed union activists, management have had to insert their tail between their legs and put the trial on hold indefinitely. Guilty as charged.
Keep your eyes peeled, folks. You never know when you're going to catch them out.
And when this consultation does happen, we expect our union reps to insist that the only way to deal with the consequences of destaffing stations is to put the staff back.