Rule Book

Anthony Codd reinstated - solidarity wins!

The threat of strikes among Track maintenance workers has beaten the bosses sacking of Anthony Codd, sacked for following procedures in a disciplinary. Tubeworker is pleased to report that the mere threat of strikes was enough to win his job back. When we stand together, we are more than a match for...

Rule Book changes help job cuts

We all knew that LU couldn't implement station staff cuts without rewriting the LU Rule Book. Changes will come into effect on Monday 28 April... the first day of our next strike.

Worryingly, "The requirement for accessing a station when closed or unstaffed", which has applied to surface stations...

OSN 101: Keep Pressure On!

With OSN 101, platforms were recategorised so that drivers no longer need assistance from station staff. RMT is boycotting this unsafe, staff-cutting measure.

But train ops have found it tricky to carry out the boycott. When asking for assistance at recently regraded 'Cat B' stations, some...

No to OSN 101!

RMT drivers voted by 80% to boycot LU's new OSN 101, which removes assisted dispatch and allows trains to reverse into platforms and passengers to be carried over shunt signals.

Like any action short of strike, successful action will require a lot of hard work by reps giving out information in...

Wot No OLBI?

When Goodge Street station was opened at the start of traffic the other week, the Online Battery Inverter was down, so the station had no back-up source of power. The Station Supervisor rang the DSM, pointing out that the Rule Book states that the station should therefore be closed. The DSM's...

Wot No Station Checks?

Management seem to think it's OK for a Supervisor to book on at Canons Park at 06:45 but not do a station check until after 10:30. So staff and passengers will be left trusting to luck that the station is safe for those four hours around the morning peak.

Why are local management doing this...

Line Supplements

As you may know, we have been working under a 'new Rule Book' for half a year now without any up-to-date line supplements! Somewhat tricky when there is so much stuff specific to each line.


LUL is finally getting round to looking at the line supplements, but has put a spanner in the works by...

Wrong Direction? Wrong Rules!

It seems that we all continue to ignore the new Rule Books, preferring to stick to procedures that we know are safe. For instance, earlier this week, during the signal failure on the District line, a driver needed to do a Wrong Direction Move near Dagenham East - and naturally, needed the station...

Permit to Enter?

A TubeLines Site Person in Charge accepted a forged Permit to Enter to a machine chamber at Old Street. The Station Supervisor picked up on it, and the unauthorised person left the station, but TubeLines did not query their procedures on how this had come about.

Under the new Rule Book, Station...

How the new Rule Book threatens stations jobs

Under the new Rule Book, Station Supervisors lose the following responsiblities:

  • giving the 'second right' (now called 'assisted despatch') to trains stopped part way out of a platform where there is working in-cab CCTV on which the driver can see the whole of the PTI, or where there are PED...

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