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Bob Crow's son, Anthony, is participating in the London to Brighton bike ride in order to raise money for the British heart foundation in Bob's memory on the 7th September.
Anthony is “taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride in the hope that I can raise some money to help the British heart foundation raise awareness and fund research. I have chosen to support the British heart foundation because of the recent passing of Bob Crow who was an extraordinary father and role model to me.”
Donations to the British Heart foundation can be made here.
Rail fares for season tickets and other regulated fares are set to go up by 3.6% on average from January 2015, the TUC and rail unions warn today (Tuesday) as the Action for Rail campaign protests against rail fare rises and calls for public ownership of our railways at train stations across the country.
Here is the latest Finsbury Park Branch newsletter.
LUL have reneged on promises made earlier in the year in our current dispute. A members' meeting has been arranged for this Friday, 22nd August at the Indian YMCA(details on the newsletter) starting at 1400. Try and come along and hear the latest and have your say. It's your Union.
The next Finsbury Park branch meeting takes place at the 12 Pins at 1600 on September 4th, 11th and 18th. Come down and take part if you can and make the Union strong and your future secure.
RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2013 – EXTERION MEDIA (FORMERLY CBS OUTDOOR)
In line with Union Policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions has been submitted. The Regional Organiser has met with the company and the following offer has been tabled:-
- A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2014, no strings attached.
A resolution has been received from Jubilee South Branch concerning the mistreatment of Brother Jason Moriarty. The Branch raised its concern concerned that LUL management are acting maliciously by giving credence to numerous and ridiculously false allegations against him.
The false allegations include: -
- That he had a life threatening illness and failed to report it to management.
- Alleging that he was drunk on duty which resulted in a for cause drugs and alcohol test on the platform of Willesden Green Station. He was removed from his train and the police called.
The GGC has considered a resolution from our Central Line East Branch concerning the use of CCTV footage in a disciplinary case. The Branch highlighted a case where evidence against a member was sourced from CCTV footage but this was not made available to the rep who was representing the member.
I am pleased to advise branches that following further discussions with the company, the GGC has accepted the latest proposal from Tube Lines to resolve this dispute. The details of the agreement are below: -
- All staff will be rostered to work a 35 hour week consisting of 5 consecutive shifts (either Sunday – Thursday or Monday to Friday) with 2 consecutive day off.
- The 10 days on 4 off roster will be removed from the Contract of Employment.
- Annual Leave days will be 37 days per annum.
I write to advise branches that the General Grades Committee has discussed the latest position in relation to our Every Job matters dispute. Our Regional Organiser reports that management are not conducting meaningful negotiations over this plans and are in fact moving to implement them without agreement. We are acting in conjunction with our sister union TSSA and have outlined our demands which are as follows:
- A clear unconditional commitment that no member of staff will suffer a loss of substantive pay
A mass meeting of all London Underground members has been arranged to discuss the current situation in our campaign against LUL’s plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices. The meeting has been called to gauge the view of members which will be fed back to the union’s executive when it considers our next course of action.
The meeting will take place on Friday 22nd August 2014 at the Indian YMCA near Warren Street Station from 2pm.
41 Fitzroy Square
I hope you will be able to attend this important meeting.