Stratford no.1 branch
A poster has been created for cleaner members in the Stratford No 1 branch. It includes details of the meeting. All members including cleaners are encouraged to attend meetings as often as they can.
These resolutions were passed at the October London Transport Regional Council Meeting.
Right to elect workplace representatives - Jubilee South Branch
This branch is disgusted with the attacks being made by management and the devious methods they are using to try not to recognise our rep for Stratford/North Greenwich depots.
Jason Moriarty, elected for this position by members of the branch, has refused to be recognised by LUL, despite him previously being the rep, and having had full recognition.
At this months Lesbian, gay, Bisexual & Transgender advisory committee passed motions on the scrapping of benefit for under 25s, bogus 'gay-cure' organisations, and extending the length of the LGBT conference.
Scrapping Housing Benefit for under 25s
Submitted by Stratford 1:
Stratford No 1 branch's latest newsletter is now ready. Click 'read more' to read the text of the leaflet, or download it below.
This meeting has been cancelled as many members have indicated they will be unable to attend due to Olympic work schedules. representatives will be available as always should any member need help or advice
The next Stratford no.1 branch meeting will take place at the above date from 5pm at the Leytonstone & District ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3BD. (Map.)
RMT Demands Urgent Investigation Into Tube Maintenance Cuts As Central Line Reduced To Chaos This MorningSubmitted by admin on 1 August, 2012 - 08:28
TUBE UNION RMT this morning demanded an immediate investigation into the real impact of cuts to fleet maintenance schedules, and specifically brake inspections and renewals, as it began to emerge that the likely cause of the Central Line shutdown during this morning’s Olympics morning peak was defective brakes seizing up.
Although RMT is awaiting the outcome of the investigation into the incident it is reported that the driver saw smoke billowing from the tunnel at Leyton and noticed a strong smell of burning.
We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:
- immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
- circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Following the recent news that G4S has grossly underemployed the number of security guards required for Olympic events, I have written to employers with members working in the London area. I have asked them to inform me of their mitigations for ensuring the safety and security of RMT members during the Olympic Games.
I am writing to you to remind you that you have the right to withdraw yourself from imminent and serious danger should you have genuine concern for your safety.
Alongside baseball caps, pens and ties, you will soon be able to order RMT-labelled olive oil, baskets and soap. And by doing so, you will be supporting women workers and trade unionists in a part of the world that needs all the solidarity we can give.
This resolution was passed at the May meeting of Stratford no.1 branch:
We congratulate the London Transport Regional Council for its production of anti-sexism posters and A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN HER UNION badges, and advise the union to produce these for national distribution.