She’s not got a ticket to ride – good work strikes on the Tube and beyond?

Posted: January 21, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Cautiously pessimistic

The RMT, and London Underground staff in particular, have long had a reputation as being among the most militant groups of workers in the UK, so the news that tube workers are taking strike action isn’t hugely surprising in itself. What’s more interesting is the kind of action they’re taking: a revenue strike.

This term isn’t a widely used one, and they explain what it means here:

“…Revenue Control Inspectors

  • Do not issue penalty fares, fares paid, or assist in any duty or activity which involves revenue collection.

Station Supervisors

  • Must open the gates using the SCU – you MUST NOT power them down. Should there be a need to close the gates for crowd control, then you must comply with all relevant safety procedures and legislation.

  • Do not assist customers with ticket purchase at the front of POM/MFM.

  • Close all POMs and TOMs for customer use (to avoid…

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