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.
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!
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!
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