In my defence I did say that I have been rather absorbed with life outside of work recently but as Auxsetreq commented after my last post there is something going on. Two weeks ago both Leytonstone and Western Electric branches voted to ask the ASLEF Executive Council to ballot for strike action on the Central Line.
On Saturday I hastily jotted down the issues from the notices that have gone up at the depots -
- Incorrect recording and managing of staff errors
- Misuse and abuse of the Case Conference system
- Staff being asked to do overtime
- Prompt dispatch
- Management not dealing with late running issues
- Annual leave not being granted when asked for within the 28 days specified.
- Misinterpretation of LU Occupational Health and Doctors advice
- Timetable issues
- Failure to abide by local agreements
I was certainly aware that there was plenty of late running with the latest timetable and I’ve mentioned it here but for the rest I’ll admit I hadn’t heard anything at all nor can I offer any explanation of how things have reached the stage where we are considering strike action.
I would ask around but I’m on annual leave for the next two weeks, I've spent two days thoroughly enjoying doing absolutely nothing and the only reason I might go into work is to check on the goldfish.