Goodge Street group

Euston, Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road stations.

A year away from the Olympics, Euston station fire raises transport staffing concerns

A YEAR away from the London Olympics tube union RMT has raised staffing concerns again following a fire alert incident at Euston station just over a week ago.

London students support our strikes

150 students from institutions including UCL, Westminster, Queen Mary, University of the Arts, LSE, South Bank, Kings, Birkbeck, London Met and Royal Holloway, met for a London-wide meeting of the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on 6 October. The meeting opened with a speech from RMT rep Becky Crocker (Goodge Street group), who NCAFC organisers had invited to talk about our campaign for jobs and safety.

Proposed Job Cuts: Goodge Street newsletter

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download a joint RMT/TSSA leaflet for Goodge Street group, outlining the proposed job cuts for the group and the devastating effect they would have.

Job Cuts: Goodge Street group

London Underground plans to cut the following posts on Goodge Street group:

  • 5 full-time SAMFs
  • 5 full-time CSAs
  • 2 full-time reserve CSAs
  • 2 full-time reserve SAMF


The changes we face and how to challenge them

RMT demands investigation as Euston escalator fire exposes lethal consequences of axing tube station staff

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded a full external investigation into an escalator fire at Euston station four weeks ago where smoke detection systems failed and the station was only safely evacuated through the experience and vigilance of station-based staff. RMT have this morning referred the matter to the safety regulator the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

Report: Stations & Revenue Council meeting, 14 April 2010

Referral from Embankment group: proposed roster changes

Local management are trying to cut a Supervisor post at Mansion House, claiming that the meal break turn is no longer needed. The GSM originally claimed that this was due to the closure of Blackfriars station, but management also claimed that absenteeism was an issue. RMT opposes this move, because:

Station Groups Re-organisation: Details for the Northern Line

London Underground's proposed new groups for the Northern line are as follows:

Edgware - Edgware, Burnt Oak, Colindale, Hendon Central, Brent Cross, Golders Green, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Chalk Farm - 9 stations, c.125 staff

  • This is the current Edgware group, with Chalk Farm added. Currently, Edgware group has 123 staff; Chalk Farm has 14 staff, and its stare of its current group's reserve is around 5. Total = 142. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 17 jobs on these stations.

Goodge Street Group News, March 2010

Your rep’s report of the main issues at the level one meeting between local reps and management on 17th February.
Read the report below, or click '1 attachment' / file name to download it as a PDF.

SRT covering SATS - again!
The SRT framework agreement states SRT should not cover any rostered duties unless the station falls below minimum numbers at short notice.

Driving Customers away from Euston Ticket Office

On 31st August, the minimum £5 Oyster top up trial came to Euston.

Local unions reps and staff were not warned. This is a new practice on the group and we should have been consulted. Your RMT rep has objected to this, but still the trial goes ahead.

Both RMT and TSSA strongly oppose this scheme.

New Threat to Stations Jobs

The attachment on this article details the management's attempt to drive custom away from ticket office windows and therefore do away with ticket office jobs. Euston, Paddington, Brixton, Victoria and Kings Cross are the latest stations which are trialling the five pounds minimum top up of oyster cards.

RMT Goodge Street group news

The new issue of RMT Goodge Street group news addresses members' questions about the current industrial action ballot, and provides updates on local issues.

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it.

The Strike Ballot: Your Questions Answered

RMT's rep on Goodge Street group has produced this excellent question-and-answer article about our ballot for industrial action ...

What are the issues?

Pay. LUL’s pay offer is a five year pay cut. We want a decent pay rise.