Victoria line

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...

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...

Ballots in Service Control

Service Control workers are gearing up to ballot for action in two separate disputes.

RMT will ballot its SC members in the long-running fight to win decent conditions at the Hammersmith Service Control Centre (aka "HMP Hammersmith"), where workers are demanding conditions are brought up to...

Wot No Chair?

One of the demands in RMT's "Covid-19 Charter" is that station staff should work from behind glass as much as possible. It's a simple enough demand, and an important one for maximising distance and minimising contact.

Clearly not every CSA at a large station can work behind glass. But GLAPS...

One Way, Wrong Way

Spare a thought for passengers and staff at Finsbury Park station, where the one-way system is causing grief as well as social distancing.

Passengers arriving from the above-ground station are coming down to the Tube station, only to be told that they have to walk round to the other side of the...

Wot No (Open) WAG?!

Throughout the pandemic, Wide Aisle Gates (WAGs) at most stations have been left open, as managers rightly acknowledged that swift and safe travel, rather than revenue collection, was the priority. We're now seeing manager insist that WAGs are shut, with lots more gates now fully operational. Is...

Victoria Service Control strike!

Following a 100% vote for strikes to oppose an intolerable culture of overbearing management, service controllers on the Victoria Line will strike on 20 and 27 March. This dispute simply won't be resolved without a fundamental change in management culture.

With numerous workplace issues causing...

Keep it a mess(room)

Reports reached Tubeworker that night tube CSAs going for their meal break at Stockwell on Friday night found contractors setup in the mess room working at a desk going through their paperwork. We understand that people shared a cup of tea and had a good chat but why if they needed somewhere to work...

Green Park Under Water

Green Park station staff have found themselves wading to work this morning after rainy weather and dodgy plumbing combined to leave the mess room and other areas flooded.

There is only one usable toilet, so staff are going in and out of hte ticket office every time they need to spend a penny....

Bah Humbug!

Robbers helped themselves to some Christmas cash in two break-ins on 25 December. At Waterloo and Seven Sisters, staff booked on for Boxing Day to find that the ticket offices were not as secure as we would like to think.

As the culprits are chased down, beware of management trying to apportion...

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