Includes London Underground staff of all grades on the Bakerloo Line, plus the Special Requirements Team (SRT) and hotel staff
Below is the text from a letter from Bakerloo Branch Secretary, Brian Munro, to train operators on the Bakerloo Line. This was distributed today.
THANKS TO YOU
To Bakerloo train operators
On behalf of Eamonn Lynch and the Bakerloo Branch of the RMT I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those RMT members who voted for industrial action and who took part in our two days of solid strike action for our workmates Eamonn Lynch and Arwyn Thomas. To those ASLEF members who respected our picket lines and showed continual support and solidarity with the RMT’s campaign I would like to say that this union is proud to have you as our friends and comrades.
The Bakerloo Branch now meets upstairs in the Red Lion, Kingly St, near Oxford Circus on the first Monday of the month at 16:00 hrs
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RMT 'Disgust' at London Underground's Confirmation of Arwyn Thomas Sacking; More Campaigning PlannedSubmitted by Janine on 30 March, 2011 - 12:49
RMT General Grades Committee decision:
That we note with disappointment and disgust that London Underground's directors' review has upheld the sacking of Arwyn Thomas. This is despite the fact that the Employment Tribunal awarded Arwyn Interim Relief and found that LU had sacked him unfairly due to his trade union activities. It is appalling that LU apparently feels that it is above the law, and that Tribunals does not have the power to compel an employer to re-employ a worker sacked unfairly.
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Main stories follow:
Double standards exposed
Since RMT health & safety rep, Eamonn Lynch’s dismissal in October, train drivers on the Bakerloo Line have taken two days strike action for his reinstatement. The issue is now being dealt with at ACAS and the RMT’s General Grades Committee has agreed to escalate the dispute to every train depot on the combine.
“I am appalled that London Underground are refusing to reinstate Arwyn Thomas and Eamonn Lynch, when the Employment Tribunal has already ruled that their dismissal was discriminatory because of their trade union activities. It is vital that we stand up for our local trade union reps who are in the frontline of protecting workers interests and I fully support the RMT’s political and industrial campaign for justice for Arwyn and Eamonn.”
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Islington North
TO ALL RMT TRAIN OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTOR OPERATORS AT ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AND QUEENS PARK TRAINCREW DEPOTS
DISMISSAL – EAMONN LYNCH – TRAIN OPERATOR - LUL
I write to you with further clarification in this matter and below you will find the latest General Grades Committee decision: -
RMT's General Grades Committee has taken the following decisions to call further strikes:
Dismissal of Eamonn Lynch
In line with the request of our Bakerloo Line branch, all members at Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle traincrew depots are instructed not to book on for any duty that commences between 21:00 hours on Sunday 20 February and 20:59 hours on Monday 21 February.
This date to remain confidential until notice is served.
That we seek talks with the employer under the auspices of ACAS with the aim of resolving this dispute.
RMT General Grades Committee decision:
That we are disgusted by London Underground’s refusal to reinstate Eamonn Lynch despite the obvious injustice of his dismissal and the success of his Interim Relief application. We seek the views of the Bakerloo branch and refer this matter to our Southern Sub-Committee for examination and report.
There is a further relevant decision here.
T/Op E&C DT
As you are aware, I was summarily dismissed from LUL on October 13th 2010.
This letter is my chance to set out the facts of the case rather than the half truths, rumours and spin LUL have chosen to fill the media with.
On August 9th my train had a defective trip cock at Stonebridge Park. When this incident was being investigated, I was given assurances by Bakerloo senior managers that my job was not on the line and I would face a misconduct charge at the most.
RMT drivers on the Bakerloo line and at the Northern line's Morden depot are today striking against the unjust sackings of workmates Eamonn Lynch and Arwyn Thomas. The first photo is of pickets at Eleplant & Castle, the other three of pickets at Morden. To read more information about these sackings, please click on the 'Opposing victimisation' link above.