A nasty rumour reaches Tubeworker that while staff were stretched to the limit helping people get to and from the Notting Hill Carnival, managers showed their faces for a while during the day then took themselves off to a hotel for the evening and the night. On all three nights. Tubeworker can not believe that our esteemed bosses could possibly do something so negligent, self-indulgent and downright outrageous. So we invite them to post a firm denial in the comments box below.
Meanwhile, some staff who did not volunteer to work at the carnival were press-ganged into doing so, while others - Central Line part-timers, specifically - were barred from working there even if they wanted to because they were booked off on Annual Leave for the day without any sya in the matter.