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Rail Worker Trade Unionists And Environmentalists Meet To Discuss How Struggles Intersect

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Rail worker trade unionists and environmental activists in the USA are meeting to discuss how they can support each others’ struggles, and how the issues they're fighting on intersect.

Environmental and community activists concerned about “oil trains” (freight vehicles carrying tonnes of dangerous and unsustainable fossil fuel) being transported through working-class neighbourhoods will learn about the workplace issues faced by the workers who drive and crew those trains — fatigue, lone-working, and more.

RMT Offer To Call Off Driver's Strike Ballot If LUL Respect Employment Tribunal Decision - Tube Bosses Say No

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Further to my letter dated 12th January regarding the above, members are aware that your Union’s Executive Committee has taken the decision to conduct a ballot of all Train Operator and Instructor Operator members over this issue. The ballot notice was sent to the Company yesterday, your voting paper will be sent out on Monday 26th January 2015 and must be returned for the closing date of Tuesday 10th February 2015.

Latest edition of rmtlondoncalling newsletter - January 2015

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Latest edition of rmtlondoncalling, please download, print, display & distribute around your workplace.
Read about;

• The campaign for Alex McGuigans reinstatement

• Ongoing every job matters dispute – rosters cause rage on stations – reps and activists called for a meeting to discuss industrial action

• March for homes on January 31 2015

• London Underground fingered in tax evasion scandal

• 95% of DLR members vote yes for industrial action

• Vicky Hayward reinstated – stand firm for other sacked members

The scandal of self-employed cleaners on London Underground

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LONDON UNDERGROUND FINGERED IN TAX EVASION SCAM

AGS people and LUL are complicit in a tax evasion scam whereby they use the self-employed status of workers to avoid paying employers National Insurance liabilities to HMRC, SSP and holiday pay to the workers and destroy pretty much every right a worker in the UK enjoys.
Workers, even agency workers, have certain rights and protections. A self-employed cleaner has none. I would be interested to see the actual contract between the self-employed and LUL or its sub-contractor, if one even exists.

95% Yes Vote For DLR Strike Against New Bosses

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DISPUTE WITH KEOLIS/AMEY DOCKLANDS (K.A.D.) (DLR/15/10)

Further to my previous Circular No. IR/08/15, 12th January 2015, the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 486
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 466
Number Voting ‘No’ 18
Spoilt Papers 2

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast 486

RMT Applauds News That Vicky Hayward Reinstated

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DISMISSAL, V. HAYWARD – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to previous correspondence (Circular No. IR/261/14, 3rd October 2014), I am pleased to report that Sister Vicky Hayward has been reinstated to her substantive role at London Underground. The General Grades Committee has applauded the good news that common sense and fairness has prevailed in this case, which is now resolved.

RMT Organising To Defend Noel Roberts

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DISMISSAL, N. ROBERTS – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Further to previous correspondence (Circular No. IR/261/14, 3rd October 2014), members will be aware that RMT is also conducting a campaign against the unfair dismissal of Brother Noel Roberts from London Underground and we have recently received a resolution from East Ham Branch in relation to this matter, which is as follows:-

Bakerloo News - January 2015

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In this edition:

  • Victory: Vicky Hayward reinstated! Solidarity wins - stand firm for other colleagues
  • Fighting cuts and closures
  • Interserve cleaners: Organise for workplace dignity
  • New technology driving us to distraction?
  • Tree vs Train: revisited
  • MARCH FOR HOMES: social housing, not social cleansing!
  • For solidarity against terrorism and racism

London Transport Regional Council meeting- 29 January 2015 - NEW VENUE

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Due to the Exmouth Arms closing down the next 2 London Transport Regional Council meetings will take place at the 12 Pins PH, 263 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Pk N4 2DE
The meetings will commence at 1630, please arrive early as the meeting will start on time.
The meeting dates are Thursday 29 January and Thursday February 26th.
Please note the February meeting is the regions AGM, nominations for the regions officers are welcome, please submit your nomination to the LT Reg Secretary

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