We Won't Be Silenced on Safety

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sat, 21/11/2009 - 12:19,

When local management left both CSA and SAMF duties uncovered at South Woodford, the Station Supervisor had an evening full of grief as he had to deal with everything alone and passengers vented their frustration about the closed ticket office and lack of help available.

So quite rightly, he submitted an EIRF explaining the problems. Management, rather than act on his concerns, popped round to see him and threatened that if he did such a thing again, they would discipline him!

So management evidently think that raising safety concerns is a crime. But they've got that wrong: raising safety concerns is actually a legally-protected act; it is threatening to discipline someone for it that is against the law.

The managers responsible should be held to account for their actions, so it is clear to all managers that we will not tolerate them bullying staff into silence about safety.

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