Trains reps are discussing improved Boxing Day and NYE working arrangements for drivers with LU bosses.
Tubeworker supports any group of workers negotiating towards, and taking action to win, improvements to their conditions; we also believe all workers across LU should be entitled to the same benefits. It’s not fair that drivers get improved payments for working Boxing Day or NYE, when that’s just a normal working day for station staff and many other workers (including cleaners and other outsourced workers!).
As the only all-grades union on the job, RMT has a special responsibility to raise these arguments and not sign off on any deal to improve drivers’ terms and conditions without pushing LU to put mechanisms in place to extend that deal to other groups of workers.