Hammersmith and City Line branch
The next meeting of the Hammersmith and City line branch will take place on Wednesday 3rd February from 5pm at The Exmouth Arms, 1, Starcross Street, Euston, London, NW1 2HR
The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square.
The 67th National Busworkers Conference will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2010, at the Elstead Hotel, 12-14, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3QP
The conference will be composed of duly elected delegates from branches with bus membership. Each branch with less than 100 members may send two delegates. Branches with more than 100 members may send two delegates for the first 100 members with one additional delegate for every 100 members or part thereafter.
The Regional Council Executive endorsed this resolution on behalf of the Regional Council at its meeting on 9 February 2010.
This Regional Council has been informed that Diane Abbot MP supported the former Mayor Ken Livingstone’s policy to privatise the East London Line. Also she did not sign the Early Day Motion regarding the issue.
If this is true then Ms Abbot has broken the policy of this union and the principles of our Parliamentary Group.
First faces a fine after being convicted of a health and safety "shambles" over the death of one of it's drivers.
Robert Cherry, 59, was crushed to death when he was trapped between two buses at a depot in Uxbridge belonging to Centrewest London, a subsidiary of First UK group. Robert had been collecting a can of water to top up his vehicle's engine when the gear stick of the bus in front slipped and the vehicle reversed into him. He was pinned between the first bus and the one behind, which was in turn thrown back into a third vehicle. He died at the scene of the accident.
On Saturday 29th November 2008 Metroline employee Patrick Docherty started work at a quarter to four in the afternoon. By 5.15pm he was involved in a tragic accident on Westbourne Terrace in Paddington.
Foreign student Karin Duphey, a 22-year-old dutch national was crossing a zebra crossing when she was hit by Patrick's single decker route 46 bus. She had barely been in the country three months and was studying Fashion Marketing at Westminster University.
It's time to join the RMT Fines Pool. The Fines Pool, which is operated on a yearly basis, starts on 1st January and ends on 31st December every year. The cost of membership of the Fines Pool is one payment of £5.00 per year.
There are a number of ways to join. You can join by filling in a joining form and pay by cheque or cash to the Fines Pool collector, who is usually your branch secretary or hand it in or send it with a cheque made payable to the RMT Fines Pool to Unity House.
An RMT London Busworkers Committee meeting will take place on Monday 14th December 2009, from 4-6pm at The Exmouth Arms, 1, Starcross Street, Euston, London, NW1 2HR. The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square. For a map click here
Ballots have concluded for the Willesden Green Group, Alstom staff at Stratford Depot, EDF employees and the drivers at Hammersmith & City Depot.
Alstom, EDF and Willesden Green Group members all voted a resounding YES for both strike action and action short of a strike. The Hammersmith & City Depot dispute was resolved and therefore the ballot cancelled.
See the full article for the circular from Bob Crow, General Secretary
A Morden & Oval Busworkers section meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th November 2009 at 4pm at Ruskin Hall, Coombe Road, Croydon.
NSL Challenger has been bought by Transdev, which owns London United and London Sovereign. NSL Challenger operates from two garages and has seven routes. Routes 272, 283, 440 and E11 from Park Royal and routes 33, 419 and 493 from Twickenham.
The transfer took place on Friday 13th November 2009 and the company will be operated by London Sovereign.
NSL Challenger has 281 employees who are currently employed in the business. They were transferred to London Sovereign under TUPE on their current terms of employment and their period of continuous employment is preserved.