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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
Members of RMT Central Line West and HOLT demonstrated outside Shepherd's Bush tube station on Thursday 8th January between 17:00 and 18:30. Capturing the busy crowds and the shoppers, commuters and members of the local community.
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JOIN THE LOBBY OF THE TfL BOARD @ CITY HALL
9.00-10.00am, Wednesday 5 November
Further to my previous circular dated 14th August 2014 (IR/208/14) the GGC had considered a resolution from Central Line East Branch over the use of CCTV in a disciplinary case. Despite using CCTV evidence against the member, this evidence was not made available to her rep in order to argue her case. Unfortunately LUL has since decided to dismiss this member who is Sister Vicky Hayward.
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.
COO training reorganisation - no agreement reached with your negotiators - do not sign away your job.
I am writing to you in respect of the fit for future for trainers in LUL, this is a similar exercise by TfL to reduce staffing and save money at the expense of jobs and the service provided to the travelling public.
You may have received a briefing from management as follows:-
“At yesterday’s consultation meeting the following was discussed:
- An update on recent appointments in the training function was provided.
Please download, print and distribute the attached pdf around your workplace
London Underground management have stood down a station supervisor for doing his job to the letter and following the over time ban - by not being paid to work through his meal break - as directed by the RMT.
The supervisor who faces this attack was also threatened with a drugs and alcohol test. All he did was to take the necessary step of closing the station he was supervising so that he could take a meal break.
The RMT has seen a London Underground document which states trains 'with or without drivers' could be introduced on the Piccadilly Line from 2022 - just eight years away. The document, which has been released as an information pack for managers to pass on to workers, also explains that Platform Edge Doors will need to be installed across the line and that preparation work for this could begin from 2016.
Alex McGuigan, a popular and long standing member from Morden depot recently fell foul of a random breathalyser test and was summarily dismissed. There the story might end, but in Alex's case however, there is a lot more to it.