Rumours reach us of RCI vacancies being left unfilled by management. Whatever the reason (money, anyhone?), it certainly can't be lack of interest. The waiting list for RCI posts is so long that last year, LUL offered those on the list jobs checking tickets on the buses!
What's the difference between 250, 237 and 221?!
250 is the number of RCIs that TfL's website tells the public that London Underground employs.
237 is the actual number of RCI posts on London Underground.
221 is the number of actual RCIs.
As Americans tend to say: Do the math.
Tubeworker is not a huge fan of the revenue control function, as fares are far too high and passengers can get unfairly caught out and badly treated. In our ideal Underground, there would be free travel!
But what is happening right now is that jobs are under threat, and hundreds of staff in lower-paid grades are languishing on a waiting lists while management refuse to offer 16 of them the vacant RCI posts. So LUL's action is an attack on workers' rights - on job security and the right to progress your career through promotion.