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.
GGC decision, 30 September
That we note with regret that on 29 September, London Underground Ltd summarily dismissed Sister Vicky Hayward. We are shocked and appalled that the company chose to disregard all the arguments and evidence that Sister Hayward and her representative put forward, and persisted in using managers' statements as to what they had seen on CCTV footage as "evidence" despite the actual footage having been destroyed.
We note the legal advice received, which confirms that LUL's actions are in breach of data protection law and employment law.
The GGC has considered a resolution from our Central Line East Branch concerning the use of CCTV footage in a disciplinary case. The Branch highlighted a case where evidence against a member was sourced from CCTV footage but this was not made available to the rep who was representing the member.
The RMT's Trains Health and Safety council (THSC) have responded to an incident today which saw masonry fall onto the track at Mile End on the Central line.
The council is seeking further information on what could have been a very serious incident, and have written to LUL bosses for further details.
Could you supply us with all the information you have on today's incident at Mile End Station. We gather that lumps of masonry, as large as a dot matrix, fell approx 10ft from the station roof to the track at the W/B starter.
MORE STAFF FOR BANK GROUP? YOUR HELP REQUIRED!
RMT put the case for more staff on the group, in particular:
- more weekend staff at Bank
- an additional weekday middle-turn CSA at St. Paul’s
- adjusting staffing at Chancery Lane during the evening peak
If there are other specific times and locations which you would like to be considered, please let me know.
Management agreed to put together a ‘business case’ for these. But we need evidence!
Location of RMT picket lines
Elephant & Castle – 0500- April 29 & 30
Queens Park – 0455 - April 29 & 30
Central Line West;
White City -0400- 29 & 30 April
West Ruislip – 0400- 29 & 30 April
Central line East;
Loughton - 0445- 29 & 30 April
Hainault- 0445- 29 & 30 April
Leytonstone - 0445- 29 & 30 April
Morden & Oval;
Morden – 0445- 29 & 30 April
Golders Green – 0430 – 29 & 30 April
East Finchley – 0430 – 29 & 30 April
High Barnet – 0430 – 29 & 30 April
Pic & Dic west;
Acton & Northfields depots – 0445- 29 & 30 April
From RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Cash
Further to my circular (IR/37/14) dated 23rd January 2014,branches will recall that our Service Control members on the Waterloo and City Line are taking industrial action short of strike action over the union’s legitimate and reasonable demand for re-grading. I can advise branches that this action is holding firm and that on one occasion the Waterloo & City Line had to close due to lack of cover.
... and urges members to keep up the fight against job cuts!
Download and print it here! Email Janine Booth if you would like printed copies sent to you.
Central East branch have set up a petition to defend Leytonstone tube station ticket office. You can download it below and return in the post , or contact us here with the following detail:
Contact number or email (optional)
Download the latest Central Line newsletter.
In this issue:
- Union action pauses cuts and closure plan, but fight goes on
- Be prepared to strike again
- Central Line East branch is...visiting every workplace
- Stay in touch
Updated with new strike times
What do London Underground's planned cuts mean to you?
How will the they affect the Central Line?
What are the RMT going to do to try and stop them?
Read the attached newsletter to find out. Please print and distribute in your Central Line workplace too.