LT Health & safety

Inspection Deflection

It might be a good idea to offer someone an opportunity to develop their skills - but that's not the same thing as getting them to do your job for you!

In particular, do remember that Planned General inspections (PGIs) are a management responsibility. A CSS might accompany a CSM - if they want to...

Temperature rises in Brixton

After nearly a week the air con in Brixton control room is still on the blink. Some staff are now refusing to work in these conditions, redirecting the calls to the CSM office and informing control that if an alarm goes off they'll evacuate the station.

Management need to get this fixed now and...

No Card? No Trip.

Since the pandemic, confirmation cards have been left with the logbook in drivers' cabs to verify that the cab has been properly cleaned and disinfected with anti-viral cleaning solution.

But some drivers report finding these cards haven't been filled in. When they ring a manager, they're simply...

Defend safety measures

Boris Johnson's recent announcement that people should start using public transport again is a cause for concern. Although LU says it won't be changing its messaging, which encourages passengers to walk or cycle where possible, workmates on stations and trains are already anecdotally reporting...

Charter checklist

The RMT's "Covid-19 Charter" is a useful document, collating the main demands for additional safety measures and policies the union has been pressing for across LU throughout the pandemic.

We need to be prepared to take action around it. That means using the charter like a checklist, ticking off...

New Masks with Unreasonable Asks

Management have a stack of new masks on order for us, which claim to offer more protection than the current ones.

But in the circular announcing said masks is an onerous - and clearly discriminatory - statement about said masks. The circular declares that the comapny "will require all of our...

Back to normal?

With shops reopening, and the worst of the pandemic, in terms of death rates and the rates of new infections, hopefully behind us, some LU managers appear to fee licensed to push for a return to our normal, pre-pandemic ways of working.

On stations, we've seen Area Managers try to unilaterally...

Masks, Visors, and Volunteers...

The government has finally announced, well behind many other countries, that face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from 15 June. No sooner had the policy been announced than ministers appeared to unpick it, with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps saying they only needed to be worn on...

Banking on it?

In another sign of lurching back to “business-as-usual” before it's safe, LU wants to deploy SRT staff at the bottom of escalators at Bank. Exactly why the company wants to do this isn't clear; what we do know is that SRT union reps weren't consulted on this plan, it was just unilaterally announced...

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