No cuts to Wembley Central event staff!

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Wed, 08/11/2017 - 14:00,

Wembley Park, the main station serving Wembley Stadium, currently has additional support from the Special Requirements Team for match days and events. Wembley Central, not quite as close to the stadium but also used to access it, has less SRT support but has its own additional event staff complement rostered on for match/event days.

The local manager wants to reduce event staffing levels at Wembley Central, possibly from 10 to 6. Local union reps are opposing this reduction. Any cuts to event staffing levels will make both staff and passengers less safe, and with Wembley due to see an increase in traffic as Chelsea relocate there next year while Stamford Bridge is refurbished, there's no possible justification for the cut. It's penny-pinching, pure and simple.

If management don't see sense and agree to maintain the event staffing level, unions should explore the prospects for a local dispute. We cannot allow the company to place staff and passengers in danger for the sake of saving a few quid.

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