Here Comes the Sun

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 16/03/2010 - 09:32,

'The Sun' took an interest in tube stations shutting last week, as a short closure of Arsenal station gave it an excuse to trot out the old anti-union cliches about railworkers mucking up the service by demanding too many tea breaks.

The truth of the matter is that a member of station staff at Arsenal took the scheduled meal break (not a 'tea break'!), and the station had to close. Why? Because management's current practice of de-staffing stations in preparation for job cuts meant that they did not bother covering the meal break turn.

A Tubeworker 'Thanks to You' award goes to that member of staff for standing up for their (and all our) rights. What does The Sun expect us to do - work a full shift without eating?!

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