LT Health & safety

No love for Love Island adverts from station staff

Promotional PAs advertising ITV's Love Island at Oxford Circus had to be modified after both passengers and staff found them unbearable. The musical jingle intro and outro to the announcements provoked numerous complaints, and the PAs were eventually altered so they were only played in limited areas...

Defend Covid safety arrangements, fight for workers' control

As we prepare for the reopening of non-essential shops, and some bars and restaurants, on 12 April, we're seeing a push on some stations to water down Covid safety arrangements. We need to push back.

We need sufficient staff on stations to operate them safely. But as long as we can do that with...

4LM Depots and Sidings: No to ATO

LUL management seem determined to impose automatic train operation (ATO) even in teh largest and most complex depots and sidings.

Every Tube worker knows that depots and sidings contain extra hazards. Unpredictable train movements, people walking across the track, cleaning and maintenance work...

District Line drivers to take action from 6 March

District Line drivers in RMT have voted by an overwhelming majority to take action over LU's failure to provide adequate training before its imposition of the SMA3 automatic operation system on a section of the line. They'll take action from 6 March, by refusing to drive in automatic mode on the...

Don't forget Night Tube staff

Area Managers are finally going round speaking to night tube station staff about what happens while there is no Night Tube service. Tubeworker has had reports that a number of them are a bit frustrated so many staff want to just stick to their Night Tube hours. Our heart bleeds. Where moves to cover...

Isolation unpaid?

Tubeworker HQ has received reports of some station staff having Company Sick Pay withdrawn for periods of self-isolation, for extremely spurious reasons.

Although there's only a handful of cases of this type at the moment, they set a dangerous precedent. If workers can't be absolutely confident...

New lockdown: reinforce safety measures!

The new lockdown comes into effect from tomorrow. Our unions must fight for reinforced safety measures.

LU has said workers in the "Clinically Extremely Vulnerable" (CEV) category will not be expected to be in the workplace, and those whose jobs mean they can't work from home are likely to be put...

Close for deep cleans!

Union reps are pushing LU to improve its procedures for when a case of Covid is confirmed in a workplace, after recent incidents at Euston and Victoria. An RMT leaflet says current processes are "not robust or comprehensive enough."

Of particular concern is LU's insistence that they can keep a...

Vulnerable? Come to work!

Senior LU boss Nick Dent wasn't mincing his words in an Employee Bulletin sent out to all staff on 15 October: "All colleagues in our operational teams should continue to come to work as normal, including colleagues who are vulnerable."

Let's remind ourselves of the facts: between 15 and 20,000...

Win on cleaners' sickness and isolation pay

On 30 September, we reported that cleaning contractor ABM had withdrawn an agreement to pay cleaners at their full shift rate for periods of Covid-related sickness and self-isolation. With the agreement withdrawn, cleaners would revert to their normal contractual arrangements, which only entitled...

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