Tubeworker's blog en Support the Vic line drivers <span>Support the Vic line drivers</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Tue, 19/11/2019 - 10:18</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>RMT drivers will strike on 27 November for 24 hours from 2200. The strike day called off in the summer is back on as management have still refused to deal with the issues over pay, procedures, and treatment of staff. A future date in December will be announced if management refuse to move.</p> <p><i>Tubeworker</i> urges the drivers to go for this time and calls on Aslef members to respect the strike. See you on the picket lines!</p> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-19/support-vic-line-drivers" rel="tag" title="Support the Vic line drivers" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Support the Vic line drivers</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-19/support-vic-line-drivers#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:18:46 +0000 Tubeworker 34763 at "Workplace Violence" Trojan Horse for Undermining Staff <span>&quot;Workplace Violence&quot; Trojan Horse for Undermining Staff</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Mon, 18/11/2019 - 10:15</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Sounding a loud fanfare about how much they care about us being battered at work, LUL management are promising what looks like an increase in staffing but on closer examination amounts to undermining us.</p> <p>Management say they will recruit sixty new revenue staff, but they are calling them revenue control officers, not RCIs, so we are willing a stake a week's wages on this being a cheaper version.</p> <p>There will also be 150 more CPOS staff (lower-paid TfL workers), fifty more coppers, and an enlarged Workplace Violence Unit.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-18/workplace-violence-trojan-horse-undermining-staff" rel="tag" title="&quot;Workplace Violence&quot; Trojan Horse for Undermining Staff" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about &quot;Workplace Violence&quot; Trojan Horse for Undermining Staff</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-18/workplace-violence-trojan-horse-undermining-staff#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:15:15 +0000 Tubeworker 34761 at Defend RCI jobs! <span>Defend RCI jobs!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 13/11/2019 - 11:44</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Unions have long been pressing LU to fill the vacancies in the revenue department, which have gone unfilled for over a decade. The point has also been made that there may be some connection between the £90 million the company says it loses in lost revenue and the fact that it has deliberately understaffed the revenue department.</p> <p>Recent spikes in workplace violence have brought the issue to a head, with many workers arguing that an increase in RCI numbers would improve workplace safety.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-13/defend-rci-jobs" rel="tag" title="Defend RCI jobs!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Defend RCI jobs!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-13/defend-rci-jobs#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:44:06 +0000 Tubeworker 34754 at Wot no Radio? <span>Wot no Radio?</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:05</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We already know that management are using rising concerns about assaults as a pretext to undermine our jobs by bringing in staff from other areas of TfL to do station staff's work. Rather than increase station staffing, the company prefers staffing on the cheap, and is using Surface Transport staff for patrol duties. </p> <p>Not only does this undermine Tube staff, it also puts the Surface Transport staff in danger - as highlighted by a recent incident at Barking.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/wot-no-radio" rel="tag" title="Wot no Radio?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Wot no Radio?</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/wot-no-radio#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 10:05:56 +0000 Tubeworker 34747 at Assaulted? Expect an LDI! <span>Assaulted? Expect an LDI!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:43</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Central line staff have been shocked to be summoned to LDIs for absences that include assaults.</p> <p>The policy on this is very clear - as is the basic human morality! If you are assaulted at work and need some time off sick, then you deserve support not punishment. It is a breach of the policy to even count this as an item, let alone to call an LDI and issue a warning. It is not good enough for management to say that a warning can be overturned at appeal, as the member of staff should not have to go through this in the first place.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/assaulted-expect-ldi" rel="tag" title="Assaulted? Expect an LDI!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Assaulted? Expect an LDI!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-07/assaulted-expect-ldi#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 09:43:57 +0000 Tubeworker 34746 at Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy! <span>Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:47</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On 12 December, we’ll have the chance to kick the Tories out of government. Tubeworker encourages all readers to vote Labour in every constituency.</p> <p>Labour is the only alternative party of government. It has its most left-wing policy platform for decades, and a left-wing membership prepared to push the leaders further to the left. </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/vote-labour-and-demand-labour-restores-tfl-subsidy" rel="tag" title="Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vote Labour, and demand Labour restores the TfL subsidy!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/vote-labour-and-demand-labour-restores-tfl-subsidy#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:47:10 +0000 Tubeworker 34714 at Fightback needed on station staffing <span>Fightback needed on station staffing</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:46</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The RMT London Transport Regional Council on 31 October voted for a network-wide dispute and strike ballot on the issue of staffing on stations.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/fightback-needed-station-staffing" rel="tag" title="Fightback needed on station staffing" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Fightback needed on station staffing</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-11-01/fightback-needed-station-staffing#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:46:18 +0000 Tubeworker 34713 at Support the protests in Chile <span>Support the protests in Chile </span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Fri, 25/10/2019 - 19:22</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Tubeworker supports the protests in Chile which started On 4 October following President Sebastián Piñera announcing a 30p rise in transport tickets in the capital, Santiago.</p> <p>Initially protests were organised by school students who started a mass fare evasion on the metro, encouraging others not to buy tickets. By 19 October the entire metro system had been closed down due to the protests, which have been heavily repressed with serious police violence.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-25/support-protests-chile" rel="tag" title="Support the protests in Chile " hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Support the protests in Chile </span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-25/support-protests-chile#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:22:28 +0000 Tubeworker 34681 at Tube Rebellion? <span>Tube Rebellion?</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 23/10/2019 - 13:37</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Some comments on the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests on the Tube from us.</p> <p>We support direct action against climate change. We’ve highlighted this many times and have drawn attention to the central role that workers’ action has to play in fighting for a transition to a sustainable economy.</p> <p>While we have criticisms of XR, particularly in terms of what we feel is their naive attitude to the police and state power generally, they have played an undeniably important role in raising the profile of this issue.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/tube-rebellion" rel="tag" title="Tube Rebellion?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Tube Rebellion?</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/tube-rebellion#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:37:59 +0000 Tubeworker 34679 at Cleaners: vote yes for strikes! <span>Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!</span> <span><span>Tubeworker</span></span> <span>Wed, 23/10/2019 - 12:01</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>After months of preparation, RMT will ballot ABM cleaners for industrial action. The ballot runs from 28 October to 19 November. <i>Tubeworker</i> encourages all cleaners to vote yes.</p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/cleaners-vote-yes-strikes" rel="tag" title="Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Cleaners: vote yes for strikes!</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blogs/2019-10-23/cleaners-vote-yes-strikes#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:01:25 +0000 Tubeworker 34677 at