Staffing Levels

Say no to drivers' overtime!

London Underground has announced, more or less out of the blue, that it wants to create the facility for drivers to do overtime and rest day working. This has to be resisted. Tube drivers don't currently do overtime, and that is how it should remain.

We get a relatively decent wage, and if we...

A Load of GLAP

Reports reach Tubeworker that some CSS and CSMs are asking CSAs to sit in the GLAP ("Gate Line Assistance Point") on rotation, in stations where the size of the control room and staff numbers mean staff can perfectly safely work from the control room whilst maintaining safe distancing from their...

Don't let managers obstruct new rosters

Tubeworker is aware of several areas where it has been made unnecessarily difficult to implement special pandemic rosters. This is largely due to an unwillingness to engage properly with reps.

We should not be required to cover any duty that is non-essential, and whilst at work we must be...

Union pressure wins agreement on shift allocation on ststions

RMT has secured an agreement covering LU stations compelling local managers to implement revised staffing arrangements, to minimise numbers and reduce duty lengths.

This is a significant gain, and will facilitate safer workplaces by maximising distancing and, hopefully, ensuring fewer of us have...

Fight for workers' control of shift allocation

With a massively reduced service in place, many workers are asking whether the company's instruction for all staff who are not self-isolating or off sick to report for duty as normal really makes sense. Having more staff than necessary on a station or at a depot makes distancing harder. It puts...

Give and take?

A new roster is due at Oxford Circus on 29 March, due to the creation of an additional CSA position. That new job is the result of a long fight by unions locally to increase the staffing level; RMT members on Bakerloo South called strikes over the issue in December 2018 and January 2019, which were...

Sodexo plans cuts

Sodexo, the outsourcing giant which has a contract with LU to provide catering services in staff canteens, is planning a restructure which could see 18 jobs slashed. The proposed reductions would see the staff canteen at Stonebridge Park fleet depot reduced to a single member of staff!

RMT...

No displacements on stations!

There’s a roster redesign underway at Bank... four new full-time CSA positions are being created.

Great! Or so you’d think... turns out local management plan to pay for this by deleting six positions from the part-time CSA establishment, three of which are vacant. As for the other three, the...

Justice for Station Staff!

RMT is now planning a new “Justice for Station Staff” campaign, bringing together a small, focused number of key issues affecting station workers into a single fight back. These issues include ending lone working; reversing or resisting two-tier workforce models (within the CSA grade, and the new...

Staffing reviews delayed... time to step up the fight

Almost exactly a year ago, station staff on the Bakerloo South group had just voted for industrial action to address issues around uncovered duties and short staffing.

Strikes were called in December and January, and later suspended after LU committed to filling all vacancies; covering all...

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