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When is a Good Service not a Good Service?

RMT Reps have been fighting hard to ensure passengers are given clear and accurate service information and have directly requested that the TFL website more honestly reflects the state of the service.

When is a Good Service not a Good Service?

Answer: When it’s Part Suspended

Since Wednesday 14th November the Piccadilly Line has been suspended between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge with a greatly reduced Piccadilly Line service on the Uxbridge Branch. Frustratingly the TFL website has insisted on advertising a “Good Service”.

Blog: overtime scandals, & minimum vs recommended numbers

The past few months have been tough for all staff.
Overtime shifts have not been paid out, which has led to not just frustration, but also financial hardships for a lot of us.

Management has tried to blame this on variation sheets not been filled out correctly. But when the sheets have been checked, they were in the vast majority, correct.

I emailed all staff with the process of how to claim their money owed, but this isn't good enough.

Blog: why you should be wary of London Underground's Yammer network

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF YAMMER

In our digitally-connected world, a workplace social media platform seems like a good idea. But there’s more to LU’s Yammer network than meets the eye.

Presented as an opportunity for two-way dialogue with our employers, where they’ll listen to and take on board our concerns about what’s happening at work, Yammer is in reality more of a megaphone for the bosses than a genuine conversation.

Blog: abolish anti-union laws

WE NEED THE RIGHT TO ORGANISE AND STRIKE! REPEAL THE ANTI-UNION LAWS FREE OUR UNIONS

The below statement was initiated by Lambeth Unison and has since been endorsed by a number of other branches, including two RMT branches and the London Transport Regional Council. Please consider discussing the issues, and proposing the statement for endorsement at your branch.

Blog: London mayor Sadiq Khan intends to appoint Val Shawcross CBE as Deputy Mayor for Transport and Deputy Chair of Transport for London

New London mayor Sadiq khan has announced his intention for Val Shawcross to become Deputy Mayor for Transport and Deputy Chair of Transport for London.

Bakerloo Line Tunnel Damage

A major incident on the Bakerloo Line last week a shut don for several hours. A defect of the tunnel wall was struck by the first trains of the morning. Once the cause was established a large section of the line was closed.

On the same day Tube Lines were on strike for equal pensions with colleagues at London Underground.