Stations Slaughtered by Lack of Coverage

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 29/06/2010 - 09:54,

Management's preparations for job cuts are seeing station duties uncovered left, right and centre. Staff are run off our feet, doing our own job and someone's else's, unable to provide all the services cutsomers need, unsafe and overworked.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Knightsbridge, on a day when it had the Harrods sale and a Paul McCartney gig in Hyde Park, had two CSA duties uncovered.
  • At Holborn, management left the CSA duty that does SATS uncovered, then bent the Supervisor's ear for not ensuring that SATS was provided!
  • On East Ham group, management seem to think that they can treat rostered staff as though they are reserves, making them work at other stations just to cover their own deliberate de-staffing.
  • On Victoria group, a ticket office had to close for four days as SAMFs had to do CSA duties (no doubt management will then notice a drop in ticket office sales and claim that ticket office opening hours should be cut!)

Things like this are happening all over the job. We need to get organised at a rank-and-file level to give each other support and confidence to resist this.

And because this is all part and parcel of cutting jobs, we need our unions to lead an effective fight to stop the job cuts.

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