Staffing Levels

Solid action takes grade consolidation fight forward

The strike action on 26 and 27 November caused widespread disruption across the network. Solid pickets across the affected lines meant bosses were often unable to run even token services. Attempts to run a shuttle service between Cockfosters and Arnos Grove on the Picc soon fell foul when the lack...

CSA2s: 'No extreme turns'?

Remember the company's justification for paying CSA2s significantly less than CSA1s (the grade formerly known as simply CSA)? They don't carry out as many tasks and they don't work extreme turns.

The boundaries of the former have been getting murky right from the outset, and now it seems that the...

Stations Left Unstaffed

It seems that stations are being left unstaffed through deliberate choice by management. On several occasions, staff were willing to work overtime to ensure the station was staffed, only for management to turn them down.

The dangers of this are obvious: operational incidents uncovered, passengers...

Bakerloo line: off again, on again

It's been a comical - some might say farcical - day on the Bakerloo, with a flurry of public announcements from the company, each overturning the last.

The company announced that the Bakerloo would finish at 19:00, due to "a shortage of control centre staff who are having to self-isolate". The...

Don't Send Staff to Spread the Virus

Despite being back to normal rosters, stations are struggling with coverage due to sickness absence management not filling vacancies (and not employing enough staff).

CSMs and CSSs do their best to juggle coverage to keep stations open, but there are limits to what is acceptable in order to do...

Defend jobs at Hammersmith Control Centre: vote yes for action!

RMT is balloting members in the Hammersmith Control Centre for industrial action to resist job cuts.

Bosses want to impose a new roster, which will cut to SCL2 jobs, affect annual leave, and increase workload.

Despite union objections, management say they will impose the new roster...

Green Park Jobs to Go?

You would think that staffing levels on stations are as low as they can possibly go, but there are always some managers who seem to think that they can pick one or two more bones off the skeleton.

The local Area Manager wants to replace a full-time CSM post and a part-time CSS post with a single...

Progress in Bakerloo North staffing fight

A good news from Bakerloo North, the cover group encompassing all stations on the Bakerloo line north of Queen's Park, as union pressure over local staffing arrangements has yielded results.

Despite a network-wide agreement that all stations must implement local staffing arrangements to eliminate...

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