Horror stories about the effects of the "Beast from the East" on staff welfare from all over the combine are reaching Tubeworker HQ. One particularly grim tale comes from the north end of the Bakerloo Line, where pipes at several stations froze, leaving staff with no drinking water or toilet facilities.
Workers at Queen's Park had to use the facilities in the train depot next door. Elsewhere, management laid on taxis for staff to travel to neighbouring stations to use toilets.
As far as we're concerned, no worker should have to get a taxi to use the toilet! If the weather is so bad that basic facilities like toilets and drinking water are knocked out of action, stations should close. In future the motto must be: no toilets? Don't work!