London Underground Ltd
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Here is the March 2015 edition of Upfront Health & Safety News; a newsletter for train drivers.
In this edition:
- Oblique Images: Platform CCTV Problems Need Fixing
- Policing Night Tube – 100 Cops Recruited
- No Train Radio, No Problem!
Mayor Boris Johnson and tube bosses plan to close the ticket office at Bermondsey station and cut frontline staff. This is a busy station with a vital ticket office which serves both local residents and those coming into the area to work, It also provides vital information and assistance to elderly and disabled passengers helping them to use London Underground.
Planned Ticket Office Closure Date - 29th March
Staff cuts planned locally including Bermondsey - 30%
We are protesting and taking action to stop the cuts from happening.
EVERY JOB MATTERS – DEFENDING JOBS ON LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/5)
Further to my previous Circular (IR/70/15, 12th March 2015), the meeting of Reps and Activists to discuss the possibility of further industrial action on London Underground in relations to defending jobs, services and conditions took place on Monday 16th March.
This week, after months of talks, your TFC reps, along with their Aslef colleagues, were finally in a position to put a joint proposal on rostering Night Tube to LUL trains management. This followed a decision at Company Council to review the impact of Night Tube on all members of staff.
Transport union RMT said today that it is step up the independent monitoring of crowding and safety on both rail and tube after a child fell between a train and the platform at Baker Street yesterday afternoon in the latest shocking incident that raises serious questions about the safety of passengers while top transport bosses repeatedly ignore union warnings.
Yesterday's incident at Baker Street follows the horrific events at Clapham South last week when a woman was dragged under a train, the continuing chaos at London Bridge and major incidents at Oxford CIrcus and Brixton.
Bakerloo News is the newsletter for RMT members in the Bakerloo branch.
In this edition:
- LU’s pay offer is an insult
- Every Job Matters - Prepare for more action!
- Toilet humour at the Elephant
- RMT wins 50 permanent jobs for cleaners
- The fight against ticket office closures goes on!
- No member left behind
As part of the ongoing campaign against ticket office closures and staffing cuts on London Underground, HOLT - Hands Off London Transport and Tube workers' union RMT are organising a London-wide day of action.
We believe cuts and closures will make the Tube less accessible and safe for passengers, particularly disabled passengers and those with English as a second language, as well as more dangerous and stressful for staff.
We demand properly staffed stations with open ticket offices.
Union warnings of lethal overcrowding at "death trap" tube station were ignored by underground bosses.
Tube union RMT revealed today that it formally warned underground bosses of lethal overcrowding at Clapham South station in a specially convened safety meeting last week, warnings that were ignored. That most recent warning followed previous alerts flagged up by the union over the past year about death trap overcrowding at stations along sections of the Northern Line.
A resolution was recently received from Jubilee South Branch regarding the above and this matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has taken the decision to investigate the use of “disguised employees” by Interserve and other companies in TfL/LUL (reference LUL Engineers Charter and article by GS in January RMT News ‘Fighting Casualisation’) and to produce a report on this worrying practice
Further to my previous Circular (IR/332/14, 15th December 2014), Central Line East Branch and Camden 3 Branch submitted correspondence over the Company’s refusal to honour its transfer procedure for station staff. It is alleged that the Company is refusing to fill vacancies and instead are covering duties with new-recruit staff on fixed-term contracts on an over-establishment basis.
The Lead Officer has written to the Company regarding this matter and it is listed on the agenda for the next Stations Functional Council meeting. I will keep you informed of all further developments.