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.
We note the reply from London Underground Ltd regarding inner inter-car barriers. We note that this letter does not address the request in our previous letter for an assurance that LUL has abandoned all plans to remove detrainment staff from the Central Line (or any other line) and all plans to reduce the number of staff on its stations. We do not accept that this can wait until after the Formal Investigation Report, and instruct the General Secretary to write to LUL again specifically on this matter, insisting on a reply, which is to be placed in front of us.
We note the correspondence from London Underground Ltd responding to the seriousissues raised by our representatives in this dispute. We instruct the lead officer to obtain the views on our Central line drivers’ representatives on this response, and instruct the General Secretary to place a report of these views in front of us.
We note that Initial has issued Sister Osagiede with a written warning and that she is appealing this decision.
We further note that Initial is, separately from the disciplinary sanction, attempting to relocate Sister Osagiede to Aldgate station. This is unacceptable to Sister Osagiede and to RMT, as:
- Clara is contracted to Hainault depot
- There is now no impediment to Clara returning to Hainault depot as management's investigation is completed
- Clara has had her disciplinary and received a written warning, not any decision to change her work location
We note the resolution from our Central Line East branch, which we understand is also supported by our trains representatives in Central Line West branch. We share our branches’ alarm at the deterioration of industrial relations on the Line, including abuses of procedures, safety concerns, and an authoritarian disciplinary regime.
In line with our branches’ request, we instruct the General Secretary to contact London Underground Ltd as a matter of urgency demanding a line meeting, to include all our Central line trains representatives (health & safety and industrial relations).
Sledge Hammer diplomacy on a loyal company servant. Station Supervisor Dave Issit and his family thrown to the wolves !
Station Supervisor Dave Issit attended a CDI On 19 February, where he was summarily dismissed from LUL. The company upheld this decision at an appeal on 18/03/2013.
A poster has been created for cleaner members in the Stratford No 1 branch. It includes details of the meeting. All members including cleaners are encouraged to attend meetings as often as they can.
These resolutions were passed at the October London Transport Regional Council Meeting.
Right to elect workplace representatives - Jubilee South Branch
This branch is disgusted with the attacks being made by management and the devious methods they are using to try not to recognise our rep for Stratford/North Greenwich depots.
Jason Moriarty, elected for this position by members of the branch, has refused to be recognised by LUL, despite him previously being the rep, and having had full recognition.
At this months Lesbian, gay, Bisexual & Transgender advisory committee passed motions on the scrapping of benefit for under 25s, bogus 'gay-cure' organisations, and extending the length of the LGBT conference.
Scrapping Housing Benefit for under 25s
Submitted by Stratford 1:
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.)