Submitted by rmtplatform on Fri, 14/10/2011 - 17:40
RMT has revealed a shocking instruction from London Underground management - that visually-impaired passengers should not travel to Victoria station during the evening peak. The BBC has covered this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15303638
London Underground's proposed new groups on the Victoria line are as follows:
North group - Walthamstow Central, Blackhorse Road, Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters, Highbury & Islington, Warren Street - 6 stations, c.130 staff
This is the current Blackhorse Road group with Warren Street added. Currently, Blackhorse Road group has 134 staff; Warren Street has 21 and its share of its current group's reserve is around 8. Total = 163. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 33 jobs on these stations.
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.
Hello everyone, I'm John Kelly and I am the local Industrial Rep for the Victoria Group and on the Stations and Revenue Functional Council. I would like to welcome everyone to the new RMT Platform website.
As you can see it’s a great resource and will make our union more accessible to our members in the workplace. The website will be a great source of information and will hopefully generate debate and discussion amongst our grassroots membership.