What Are They On?

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Mon, 05/09/2005 - 16:52,

When a Morden Train Maintainer with 30 years' service was sacked recently, something very ominous came to light. It seems that Alstom and TubeLines now have a policy to D&A test staff as part of their annual relicensing.

Underground employers already have the power to test us post incident, for cause, and unannounced. So this extra testing round is not about keeping people bright-eyed and sober, but about keeping us under an ever-more-authoritarian thumb.

If Alstom and TubeLines get away with this, you can bet that Metronet and LUL will be next. So let's unite to stop it.


Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 16/11/2007 - 17:04

'Random' is one of those words that has a different meaning in the employers' dictionary than in the standard English one.

Why is probably why they use the term 'unannounced testing' - so that no-one can haul them over the coals for not selecting them randomly!

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