Tubeworker thinks that outside of a genuine emergency no one needs their manager contacting them outside of work. The survey being conducted by Aslef as to whether managers can call us to offer duties we didn't request has a very easy answer. NO!
Duties should not be given out on the basis of who is friendly with any particular manager. Reports that some managers have been doing this will soon highlight who is and who isn't flavour of the month. We don't want a set of us that managers favour and some of us (and we know which of us this will be) that they don't. The real issues at stake here are driver numbers. We need more of us and fewer shortcuts.