Includes London Underground staff of all grades on the Bakerloo Line, plus the Special Requirements Team (SRT) and hotel staff
We note the legal advice on file. We therefore intend to reinstate our suspended industrial action should London Underground Ltd attempt to again impose a detrainment procedure that does not involve physical checking that trains are empty by staff on the platform.
We instruct the General Secretary to obtain an update on this issue, including the likely timescales involved, and to seek co-ordination with ASLEF.
Reports and developments are to be placed in front of us. London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.
We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the correspondence from London Underground Ltd. Although the experience of the last two years has proved beyond any doubt that detrainment is only safe and effective when carried out by staff on the platform, the company appears to be preparing to make a fresh attempt to withdraw these staff. It seems again to be attempting to use some technical devices as a pretext to return to the ‘flash and dash’ procedure, which endangers passengers and is held in contempt by our members.
WEMBLEY CENTRAL GROUP
VACANCY FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REP
There is currently a vacancy for a health and safety rep on the Wembley Central Group.
The Bakerloo Branch will be looking to run an election for this vital position at the next Branch meeting, on the 2nd of September, 16.00, Red Lion PH, Kingly Street, London (nearest tube station, Oxford Circus)
If you are interested in standing for this position then please contact either the Branch Secretary or the Branch Chair prior to the meeting.
The Bakerloo Branch of the RMT represents and organises members of all operational grades on the Bakerloo Line. This includes station staff, train drivers and service controllers. We also have members from the old British Rail Hotels.
The Bakerloo Branch is responsible for the effective union organisation on the Bakerloo Line. The Branch is the first port of call for members who need assistance. We meet on the first Monday of each month at 16:00 hours, upstairs in the Red Lion, Kingly Street, near Oxford Circus tube.
If you have any any problems or want to know more about the Branch please email the Branch Secretary, Brian Munro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RMT Bakerloo Branch Raffle
A couple of bottles of Georgian wine
Super Union RMT Body Warmer
3rd & runner up Prize-
RMT Limited edition T-Shirts
£3 a ticket
4 tickets for £5
Monday 2nd December
Red Lion, Kingly Street, London
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
It is with regret that I have to inform you that despite attempts by the RMT to talk to Bakerloo management regarding our outstanding grievances around the imposition of WTT39 and the issue of across the board 26 week warnings issued at LDIs, we are no further forward.
We requested an emergency meeting with management to discuss these issues almost two weeks ago. This was turned down on the basis that they could see no problem.
Our concerns remain:
Emergency Bakerloo Branch Meeting
Management have refused our request for an emergency meeting to discuss:
-The lack of consultation over changes to duties included in WTT39
-The issuing of maximum 26 week warning at almost all attendance LDIs
We will be meeting to get as many of your views as possible and discuss what we do next.
The meeting will be at 1400hrs on Friday 22nd November at the Clachan pub, Kingly Street.
Five minutes walk from Oxford Circus station.
Unity is Strength
Bakerloo Branch Annual General Meeting
Monday the 2nd of December.
The AGM will take place at the Red Lion, Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PR (nearest tube Oxford Circus) starting at 1600 and will immediately be followed by a social with our General Secretary Bob Crow due to attend.
After voting to implement a social media policy on a trial basis the bakerloo branch is semi officially on facebook. RMT members of the bakerloo line are advised to friend and keep up to date of events and developments affecting them.
catch us on twitter too: @BakerlooRMT
INSECT INFESTATION IN DRIVING CABS
There have been a few recently reported incidents of mosquito type insects in Bakerloo driver’s cabs. On a couple of occasion this has resulted in drivers being bitten.
I know that we might all like to trivialise this matter but in some cases these bites can be very sore and in some extreme case very dangerous.