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The latest RMT platform newsletter is attached. Please download, print and display at your work place.
There are details of the recruitment day, meeting at Stratfrod at 1000 on 29th Novemeber.
This month we highlight the start of the SS grade defence campaign, how we need to organise our strategy to defend our jobs, terms and conditions.
There are also issues from around the combine.
If you have a story or article you wish to have in the next rmtplatform please let us know and we will include it for you. See rmtplatform for contact details.
From General Secretary Bob Crow
A resolution was received from our East Ham Branch was as follows: -
From General Secretary Bob Crow
I write to advise branches that a formal complaint has been made to LUL on the subject of snow clearing and winter weather. The RMT Stations Safety Council has raised this as an issue with the company without resolution and has now exhausted the machinery. The Stations Safety Council has raised the following items with the ORR and the company:
- Insufficient local, practical training packages are available and have not been delivered to staff.
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Annual elections for Reps and branch officials at this months Branch AGM
The time of year has come where RMT members of the Jubilee South Branch get to choose who represents them. This takes place at the Annual General Meeting of the branch which this year takes place on 28th November at the Spice Lounge above the Blue Eyed Maid on Borough High St Starting 16.00hrs All workplace Rep positions on Stations and Trains both Industrial relations & Heath and Safety are due for election.
Jared Wood, Industrial Relations Rep
To RMT Members,
11 Oct 2012
Ticket Office Discrepancies
As a new batch of surplus/loss letters have just gone out I am re-circulating the attached pro-forma memo for you to use in response to any letter you receive.
If you know a discrepancy has arisen because of machine failure or similar then write your own memo giving this information. If you do not know why a discrepancy has occurred I suggest you use the attached.
All the best,
RMT Evidence To The Greater London Assembly Follow-up To Its Investigation Into The State Of The TubeSubmitted by admin on 12 October, 2012 - 20:30
As the largest trade union on London Underground, and the only union representing all grades on London Underground, RMT deeply regrets that no action has been taken following the GLA investigation into the state of the Tube.
In particular, RMT is deeply concerned that following the Union’s active engagement in the investigation, and the subsequent good faith with which we engaged the Olympics, that it now appears that our members are faced with an unprecedented assault.
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We note the views expressed by our representatives held on Monday 8 October.
We therefore reaffirm our industrial action, and instruct the General Secretary to ensure:
- a renewed effort to promote and explain the action to drivers.
- regular updates from reps on developments.
- an up-to-date list of platforms with disputed categorisation is produced.
- our stations representatives produce publicity material for station staff, especially supervisors, on this issue and the union’s stance on it.
Any developments to be placed in front of us.
Tube Driver Action Prevents Potentially Lethal Incident With 12 Year Old Boy And Highlights Case For “detrainment” StaffSubmitted by admin on 11 October, 2012 - 17:49
TUBE UNION RMT today praised the intervention of a Bakerloo Line tube driver which prevented a potential tragedy involving a 12 year old boy
The incident took place on Monday at 3.30 pm. The 12 year old boy was over-carried (on board the train after its final passenger stop) into the Queens Park sidings. Previously these trains used to be physically checked that they were empty prior to going into the sidings. RMT objected to the ending of detraining and said at the time that getting rid of detrainment staff was unsafe.
Yesterday we reported the story of a 12 year old boy who had been taken into the sidings on the Bakerloo Line onboard an out of service train. The boy then climbed out between carriages into an area with live tracks and moving trains.
The boy managed to "shimmy up and over the ‘inner car barriers’ and out of the train. He could have killed himself as his means of exit from the train was directly going onto the live positive rail. He got out of the train into an area of 4 live running roads; it was only the actions of the driver that prevented a fatality."