Taking Responsibility (Away)

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sun, 26/02/2012 - 14:27,

When is a Station Supervisor not in charge of a station, and a Train Operator not in charge of a train? When LU wants to cut corners to keep the service running and the cash coming in, apparently.

The company is taking away the right of Station Supervisors to refuse access, saying instead that we should ring up some sort of manager who, not being telepathic, will not know the onsite situation and may well just let people book on even if there is a problem. And, on the Central Line at least, managers are trying to take away drivers' right take a train out of service without getting approval from both a Train Technician and a DRM first.

Can anyone spot a pattern here? Take away our responsibilities and the job gets more risky. And once our responsibilities go, our wages and our jobs may not be far behind.

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