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Cuts are not inevitable: we can defend our conditions

Compared to many other workers, directly-employed LU staff have good pay, pension arrangements, and working conditions. This is because we have fought to win these things and, over decades, resisted attempts to erode them.

That could all change. The Tory government systematically underfunded TfL...

Tensas are Turtley Inadequate

As the reopening of Night Tube approaches, spare a thought for those stations where one of their Night Tube lines is reopening, but the other one is not.

Night Tube's late-night-party clientele will undoubtedly include people who have not twigged that only two lines are reopening, or did know but...

Rail strikes in Scotland

RMT has called strikes on ScotRail from 1-12 November, and from 31 October-2 November and 11-13 November on the Caledonian Sleeper. Both strikes could potentially impact the COP26 international climate change conference, which is taking place in Glasgow from 31 October-12 November. Workers on...

"Improve" the AAW?

An Employee Bulletin circulated to all LU staff today announces that the company intends to redraft the Attendance At Work (AAW) policy. It says the policy needs a "refresh" in order to "fully support our people and ensure we can offer the best service to London."

There's plenty about the AAW we...

No more cleaning cuts!

Word reaches Tubeworker HQ that ABM has been salami-slicing its staffing levels at a number of stations... again.

At Oxford Circus, for example, the contractor wants to have just two cleaners on the 07:00-15:00 shift, a ludicrous proposition given the size of the station and the workload involved...

Fight for Public Ownership of Rail!

Yet again a private rail franchise, this time Southeastern, has been shown to have its hands in the till, as “errors” meant that £25 million of public money was not returned to the government... seven years after it was due. As a result of this “serious breach” of the franchise agreement, the...

Naked Incompetence

Staff who ordered replacement uniform months ago are still awaiting its arrival. If you're lucky, you might get, say, one of the shirts you ordered, and maybe a tie, but the other shirts, all the trousers and the new boots are yet to be delivered.

And spare a thought for brand new staff, who are...

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