Central Line East branch
Central Line East branch meets on the second Thursday of every month 17:00-19:15 at the ex-Services club, Leytonstone - map here.
Stratford No 1 branch's latest newsletter is now ready. Click 'read more' to read the text of the leaflet, or download it below.
This meeting has been cancelled as many members have indicated they will be unable to attend due to Olympic work schedules. representatives will be available as always should any member need help or advice
The next Stratford no.1 branch meeting will take place at the above date from 5pm at the Leytonstone & District ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3BD. (Map.)
RMT Demands Urgent Investigation Into Tube Maintenance Cuts As Central Line Reduced To Chaos This MorningSubmitted by admin on 1 August, 2012 - 07:28
TUBE UNION RMT this morning demanded an immediate investigation into the real impact of cuts to fleet maintenance schedules, and specifically brake inspections and renewals, as it began to emerge that the likely cause of the Central Line shutdown during this morning’s Olympics morning peak was defective brakes seizing up.
Although RMT is awaiting the outcome of the investigation into the incident it is reported that the driver saw smoke billowing from the tunnel at Leyton and noticed a strong smell of burning.
We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:
- immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
- circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
Following the recent news that G4S has grossly underemployed the number of security guards required for Olympic events, I have written to employers with members working in the London area. I have asked them to inform me of their mitigations for ensuring the safety and security of RMT members during the Olympic Games.
I am writing to you to remind you that you have the right to withdraw yourself from imminent and serious danger should you have genuine concern for your safety.
Alongside baseball caps, pens and ties, you will soon be able to order RMT-labelled olive oil, baskets and soap. And by doing so, you will be supporting women workers and trade unionists in a part of the world that needs all the solidarity we can give.
This resolution was passed at the May meeting of Stratford no.1 branch:
We congratulate the London Transport Regional Council for its production of anti-sexism posters and A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN HER UNION badges, and advise the union to produce these for national distribution.
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This summer will see Tube staff of all grades working really hard to transport Londoners and visitors during the Olympic period. With the main venue being in Stratford, the Olympic Games Live Sites in Victoria Park and Hyde Park, and Marathon Swimming and Triathlon event in Hyde Park, the Central Line -our RMT branch’s area -is right at the heart of it.
RMT General Grades Committee decision:
We note that the meeting referred to in our decision of 6 October 2011 has yet to take place, due to the representatives not having been available. We instruct the General Secretary to write to Stratford no.1 branch advising that unless the representatives make themselves available soon, we will be unable to progress this matter; and to invite LU Engineering branch to send an appropriate representative to this meeting. A report of the meeting is to be placed in front of us once it has taken place.
Sevice Control Grades Meeting