Engineering and fleet

Metronet: Defend Our Rep, Defend Our Working Conditions

The proverbial has well and truly hit the fan on Metronet, as management have suspended a leading union rep, amidst their attempts to attack working conditions.

Management summarily suspended Andy Littlechild in the middle of the night on trumped-up charges. Andy has been an active, committed and...

Sink the Bismarck

28 June was an important date for Metronet - their annual testing date, on which the Infraco repeatedly switches supplies on and off causing electronic equipment to fail. This year, Metronet named their big day 'Operation Bismarck', almost an invitation to some mischief-maker to attempt to sink it....

Metronet Attacks Signal Department

Metronet is up to its tricks again, undermining the Signal Department in a drip-drip fashion. The latest move is an attempt to remove signal staff from future control rooms.

The Infraco, despite repeatedly being forced to back down by its own workforce, still hasn't given up on outsourcing, and...

£7.20 For Cleaners?

The RMT has announced a 'victory'. Cleaners on lines formerly maintained by Metronet will be paid £7.20 p/h when TfL takes over the contract.

It is progress that the RMT has got Ken Livingstone to promise this money, and this should be publicised by all staff to recruit cleaners into the union....

Metronet: Infraco Returns To Public Hands

So TfL is the only only bidder for Metronet's infraco contracts.

Good news. It means that two of the three infracos will be back in public hands. It proves that everything that we, the unions, and practically everyone else said about PPP being a disaster is proved true. And the return of Metronet...

Irregular Cycle

We have reported previously about contractors' failure to empty sanitary bins often enough.

Now it turns out that Metronet has cut the frequency with which it empties the sanitary bins on stations from two weeks (which was already too long a wait) to four weeks.

Four weeks?! Are they...

Can't Afford A Coat Hook?

Apparently, some trains are missing cab coat hooks, and they are not being replaced because depot stores can't afford to buy any.

So all this money has been poured into Metronet for what, precisely?! Perhaps someone could ring the departing Andrew Lezala and ask if he can spare a few of his...

Would You Adam And Eve It?

Believe it or not, Metronet's bosses get to slink away from the disaster they created with more than a million quid of public money in their already over-stuffed pockets.

Andrew Lezala and his accolytes have pulled off an incredible smash-and-grab raid.

Tubeworker wonders whether the same...

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