Bakerloo Line

No more cleaning cuts!

Word reaches Tubeworker HQ that ABM has been salami-slicing its staffing levels at a number of stations... again.

At Oxford Circus, for example, the contractor wants to have just two cleaners on the 07:00-15:00 shift, a ludicrous proposition given the size of the station and the workload involved...

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...

Fight over job cuts: Bakerloo drivers vote for strikes

RMT drivers at Queen's Park depot have voted by a 99% majority for strikes to stop job cuts, after an active campaign to get the vote out.

LU bosses want to cut the workforce by around 10%. Although RMT reps have already won a guarantee that no driver will be displaced, the union is rightly...

Bakerloo ballot underway

Drivers in RMT at Queen's Park depot have commenced their ballot for industrial action to stop job cuts. LU wants to slash the workforce at the depot by more than 10%.

LU claims the cuts are necessary due to a service reduction. But local union reps have continually pressed the company to "open...

Queen's Park drivers ballot for strikes

We've previously reported on LU's plan to slash around 10% of the driver workforce at Queen's Park depot.

Negotiations over the issue have hit the wall, and RMT's Bakerloo branch has now declared a ballot of Queen's Park drivers for action to resist the cuts.

The ballot runs from 25 March to 8...

Fight job cuts at Queen's Park!

RMT's Bakerloo branch is planning a campaign to resist attempts to cut the train driver workforce at Queen's Park depot by 10%. LU wants to reduce the rostered driver establishment from 101 to 90, and the number of pool drivers from six to five.

Although management claim the cuts have nothing to...

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...

Ezra Christian back on the job; fight to get him back on the front!

Ezra Christian, a Bakerloo driver unfairly sacked after an incident for which others involved only received corrective action plans, has been reinstated as a CSA.

This is a big win, not only for Ezra but for his workmates and union branch. It shows the power of solidarity. Bakerloo drivers...

Cleaners Pushed Around

Cleaners on the Bakerloo line have reported being moved from their usual locations to work elsewhere on the line, including train pickers at Elephant being sent to do accommodation cleaning at Stonebridge Park.

These displacements seem to be the result of ABM cutting back on its use of agency...

Safe staffing during closures

We’ve heard stories of AMs trying to babysit closed Section 12 stations with CSAs, or remove staff from them entirely. Swift intervention by local and Tier 2 reps ensured a plan to babysit Bakerloo Line stations with CSAs was quashed.

If trains are running, even closed stations need properly...

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