RMT union accuses London Underground of dirty tricks

first_imgLondonUnderground is offering a £250 bonus to train drivers in an effort to combatabsenteeism. The attendance bonuses will be awarded to those who do not miss work duringa three-month period starting from 1 June. Staff attendance at stations was 92per cent generally between 2000 and 2001 – the lowest figure ever. A spokesperson for London Underground said, “There were 366 traincancellations, mostly through absenteeism, in the past year. That’s why we aredoing this – to have a more reliable service.” An RMT union representative said, “This is clearly a bribe to try topersuade drivers to undermine the strike action. It is divisive to offer cashincentives to one section of staff. It also undermines safety as offering traindrivers incentives to attend may force them to work when unfit for duty.” The scheme starts on the eve of further tube strikes planned for 4 and 6June over potential redundancies under the PPP scheme. www.rmt.org.uk Previous Article Next Article RMT union accuses London Underground of dirty tricksOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more