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Central East branch have set up a petition to defend Leytonstone tube station ticket office. You can download it below and return in the post , or contact us here with the following detail:
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This General Grades Committee is outraged at London Underground’s ‘employee bulletin’, dated 19 February 2014, announcing the imminent commissioning of driverless/cabless trains for the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City Lines.
New figures obtained by the Labour Group on the GLA and released today show a net increase in total transactions at tube ticket offices from 7.418 million in 2012 to 7.577 million in 2013 – making a nonsense of claims that the booking offices are in decline and some sort of relic from the past.
The latest figures come hot on the tail of other research which has exposed the fact that David Cameron’s claim in Parliament that “only 3% of transactions now involve ticket offices” is totally misleading and disingenuous .
After the ACAS talks we told management to end their workshops with Admin if they wanted the consultation to continue as this undermined the talks and was denying Admin proper consultation with the involvement of their unions, management agreed and the workshops ended.
Handling confidential personal information in line with the Data Protection Act:
- Train operators should telephone the booking-on point on the first day / shift of sickness where possible (reference to 2.1 of LUL AAW Procedure).
- The train operator will state that they are reporting sick and, if possible, give an approximate timescale for resumption of duty.
London Underground's 'Director of Strategy & Service Development' has sent out an internal bulletin to all tube workers detailing a plan for new trains that "will have the capability to be operated with, or without, a train operator at the front of the train." London Underground will pay £3 billion for this new fleet of trains which they plan to introduce from 2020 and "by the end of the 2030s, ultimately be rolled out across the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City Lines."
In the February 2014 edition of Jubilee South Train Drivers Newsletter:
- Every Job Matters - What Now?
- Defend Mark Harding
- North Greenwich Improvements
- Facilities Watch
- Coming Up
- Open to scrutiny
- Read all about it
Download the latest Central Line newsletter.
In this issue:
- Union action pauses cuts and closure plan, but fight goes on
- Be prepared to strike again
- Central Line East branch is...visiting every workplace
- Stay in touch
Hammersmith & City RMT branch has passed two motions in support of Mark Harding. The branch invites other branches to adopt the same motion should they wish.
This branch/region (etc) condemns the arrest by BTP of Mark Harding, the RMT Branch Secretary of Hammersmith & City Branch. Mark was arrested despite only carrying out legitimate trade union activities whilst on the picket line outside his place of work.
All RMT members are invited to the launch event of PLUNDERING LONDON UNDERGROUND: New Labour, Private Capital and Public Service 1997-2010 by Janine Booth, former London Transport region representative on RMT’s national executive.
WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 18:00-20:00
WEA LONDON, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, EC2A 4TP
(venue details and map here: http://www.london.wea.org.uk/contact-us)
Bob Crow - General Secretary RMT
Janine Booth - Author
Andy Littlechild – LU Engineering branch
Signed copies of the book will be available on the night at special rate of £10 per copy!