Bakerloo branch


Includes London Underground staff of all grades on the Bakerloo Line, plus the Special Requirements Team (SRT) and hotel staff. Branch meetings are held at The Royal Exchange PH, 26 Sale Place, Paddington, W2. (map)

RMT Prepare For Possible Industrial Action Over Flash & Dash Detrainments

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the correspondence from London Underground Ltd. Although the experience of the last two years has proved beyond any doubt that detrainment is only safe and effective when carried out by staff on the platform, the company appears to be preparing to make a fresh attempt to withdraw these staff. It seems again to be attempting to use some technical devices as a pretext to return to the ‘flash and dash’ procedure, which endangers passengers and is held in contempt by our members.

Wembley Central group - vacancy for a H&S rep

WEMBLEY CENTRAL GROUP
VACANCY FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REP

There is currently a vacancy for a health and safety rep on the Wembley Central Group.

The Bakerloo Branch will be looking to run an election for this vital position at the next Branch meeting, on the 2nd of September, 16.00, Red Lion PH, Kingly Street, London (nearest tube station, Oxford Circus)

If you are interested in standing for this position then please contact either the Branch Secretary or the Branch Chair prior to the meeting.

INSECT INFESTATION IN DRIVING CABS

INSECT INFESTATION IN DRIVING CABS

Drivers:

There have been a few recently reported incidents of mosquito type insects in Bakerloo driver’s cabs. On a couple of occasion this has resulted in drivers being bitten.

I know that we might all like to trivialise this matter but in some cases these bites can be very sore and in some extreme case very dangerous.

RMT Prepares To Resist Devastating ConDem Cut Of 12.5% To TfL

We note the resolution from our Bakerloo line branch and share its view that the 12.5% funding cut to Transport for London will be devastating. This union is determined to resist this cut and its negative impact on our members, the travelling public, and London's communities. We will pursue this battle with all means at our disposal, up to and including co-ordinated industrial action.

RMT Disgust At TrainPeople Refusal to Pay Former Workers Fully

We note the report and correspondence on file, and are disgusted by Trainpeople’s failure to pay its former employees' wages in full. The agency is legally obliged to do so, regardless of whether and when the hirer company, London Underground Ltd, paid fees to the agency, Trainpeople.co.uk. We therefore instruct the General Secretary to provide these members with all the documentation in our possession that may assist with their legal case.

Bakerloo Line Detrainment Jobs Needs Permanent Rostered Staff

We welcome the report from our Regional Organiser.

We note that LUL presented its three-month review of its detrainment procedure to our Trains Safety Council representatives on Monday 1 July. The company has made no progress in achieving a technical solution to minimising overcarries, and continues to deploy station staff as part of its detrainment procedure.

It is therefore clear that the work being carried out by station staff is permanent. It is thus no longer appropriate for this to be done by the Special Requirements Team; rostored station staff posts should be restored.

London Transport Regional Council supports fund raising campaign!

The May meeting of the London Transport Regional Council agreed the following resolution:

"We note the establishment of the 'Brian Munro Cancer Fighting Fund' to raise money for treatment for Brother Munro's rare form of cancer. We resolve to make a donation and to raise further funds. We ask the Council of Executives to make a sizeable contribution, to publicise the appeal, and to authorise branches and regional councils to donate and fundraise.

Brother Munro has for many years been active in this union, and it is now time for us to stand by him."

Justice For The 33 Campaign Goes To TFL Head Office

TUBE UNION RMT said today that staff sacked from London Underground’s “Trainpeople” agency contract will be stepping up their fight for jobs and justice following the termination of the deal which has dumped 33 staff on the dole, making a mockery of regulations which were supposed to protect the employment rights of agency staff.

The staff will be taking their fight to Transport for London with a protest in support of “Justice for the 33”at the HQ building Windsor House, Victoria Street on Monday 15th April 2013 between 0800 hours and 1000 hours.

Justice for the 33 - Demo April 15 0800-1000

Justice for the 33 campaign. Sack the agency not the workers.
Please come and support the 33 RMT members who worked for over 5 years on LUL but have now been dropped by after being promised permanent jobs
Demonstration on 15th April 2013 0800-1000 Windsor Hse, Victoria St;

You can also help by signing the online the petition at;

http://www.rmtlondoncalling.org.uk/node/3898

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