Fined over £3,000 for making the railway safer.
On Wednesday 7 December, Glenroy was told that he had been fined £3,000 because he insisted that some of the platform safety kit on the Victoria Vauxhall Northbound line be repaired and that the status of the platform be upgraded from category B to category A. As a result, he was suspended from work for 9 months. In the end, management was forced to upgrade the station to a category A station.
Money was deducted from Glenroy's salary. Until 7 December, he was never told how long or how much was deducted. He was told it was from 26 April to 22 May. How was this different from the other 9 months of suspension with pay? Glenroy Watson has worked in the transport sector for over 43 years. He was trained in industrial relations and health and safety to level III. He was trained by London Underground. Underground and his union trained him to put health and safety at the top of his agenda. So when he finds something dangerous that puts passengers' lives at risk, he is trained to take action against it.
This is what he did.
The management finally agreed and, as a result, improved the safety category of the platform. However, because he asked too many questions and refused to apply the wrong rule, he was fined.
We are asking everyone reading this to pledge to pay... even if it is only £1 each. A fine of over £3,000 for making the railway safer.