Another Driver Sacked

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Mon, 01/06/2009 - 13:28,

Another driver has seen one mistake leave him out of work - this time, Bakerloo driver Kevin Dobinson.

You'd think management could accept that we all make mistakes occasionally, and that if someone puts their hands up to it and has mitigating circumstances, then a warning or re-training would be appropriate. But while the company certainly applies that approach to managers, it is an entirely different rule for the rest of us.

Kevin's workmates are signing a petition, hoping to persuade his appeal panel to reconsider his sacking. In the meantime, this case illustrates very well the culture of harshness and fear that management are creating on LUL, which RMT is challenging with its industrial action. A solid strike next week might also help persuade Kevin's appeal panel.

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