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.
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAINCREW, CENTRAL LINE – LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/14/2)
Further to my previous Circular No. IR/246/14, 19th September 2014, I advised you of the ballot result in favour of taking strike action and industrial action short of a strike. This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted that significant progress has now been made towards resolving the dispute.
Click 'attachment' / file name to download a leaflet. Please distribute around your workplace.
London Underground Ltd has sacked Bank group CSA Vicky Hayward, despite having no evidence against her.
Vicky had an accident at work. But a manager decided that he did not believe her, and says that the CCTV did not show the accident. But neither Vicky nor her rep were able to see the footage, which was destroyed.
If LUL gets away with this, it could be you next time.
There is a meeting at Unity House on Thursday to discuss and plan for action for the reinstatement of Alex McGuigan.
The ballot returned a positive result and it's now our duty to ensure that democratic decision by our members is carried out to the best of our abilities.
Please try and come down to this very important meeting.
Build for action.
Reinstate Alex McGuigan
19/2/2015 at 1600
39 Chalton St
London NW1 1JD
Nearest stations; Euston, Kings Cross
RMT LT Reg Sec
Re-Grading Of Waterloo & City Line Service Control Staff, London Underground
Further to my letter of 25th November 2014, as you know members voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action. Whilst discussions with London Underground are still continuing no agreement has been reached on your claim for re-grading to recognise the hard work you undertake.
The General Grades Committee has, therefore, called the following strike action:-
All members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-
Whatever your grade or work location, there is a very good reason for you to come to your RMT branch's AGM next Thursday (11 December, 17:00-19:15, ex Services club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone)
- London Underground has announced its schedule for ticket office closures, and the majority of the first tranche of closures are on the Central Line (details here)
East Ham branch are holding an organising/recruitment day on Thursday November 6
Meet at West Ham station at 1000
Vicky, Noel and Alex have been dismissed by LUL
This is our chance to build support and make sure everyone is aware of their issues
Loss of earnings will be covered by the region
Following the recruitment day, the East Ham branch will be held at the Spotted Dog PH, Barking at 1645
Reinstate Vicky, Alex and Noel immediately
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!