Drivers at Leytonstone have had the spectre of threatened displacement hanging over them for a long time now, but it seems that management have finally decided to launch their attack.
LUL has delivered some kind of ultimatum, whereby the company kindly (not) gives us the 'choice' of who gets treated appallingly. Option A is that the East London Line agreement is flushed down the toilet and drivers who have already been displaced once get displaced again. Option B is 'juniority', which could see drivers who have been at the depot more than a decade get booted.
Tubeworker votes for Option C - none of the above.
LUL let one of its lines get taken away from it and flogged to the private sector, so it should live with the consequences. Natural wastage will get numbers at Leytonstone down to establishment sooner or later, and in the meantime, it should enjoy the comforts of over-staffing: no need for uncovered duties, no excuse for refusing leave requests, enough drivers to deliver a world-class Tube for a world-class city. What's not to like?