Engineering and fleet

Andy Littlechild: Metronet Backs Down

Metronet has backed down in its victimisation of Andy Littlechild and the dispute is now settled. Andy has kept his job and his grade.

This is doubtless due to the strong response from his workmates, who immediately balloted for strike action and made their support for Andy clear. Metronet knew...

Defend Andy: Metronet Raises The Stakes

Metronet not only continues to victimise RMT rep Andy Littlechild, it has also turned its sights on several other reps too. The company's intention could not be more obvious: to clear the decks of assertive, effetive union reps so as to attack working conditions unchallenged. That's why must all...

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...

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