Central Line West branch

Central Line West Branch includes: LUL station staff (SS, SA(CR), SAMF, CSA) at all Central Line stations from Bond Street to West Ruislip and Ealing Broadway, cleaners at these stations, LUL Train Operators and Instructor Operators and Sodexho canteen staff at White City and West Ruislip depots, LUL Wood Lane Service Control Centre staff, LUL Central line Revenue Control Inspectors. Branch meeting and contact details are here

RMT London Busworkers Meeting, Monday 8th February 2010

An RMT London Busworkers Committee meeting will take place on Monday 8th February 2010 between 5pm -7pm at The Bulstrode public house, 55, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 1JG. The pub is situated next to Hounslow Central tube station.

Important recent developments and issues will be discussed at the meeting as well as an election taking place for convenors. All RMT members are welcome to attend.

National Busworkers Conference 2010

The 67th National Busworkers Conference will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2010, at the Elstead Hotel, 12-14, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3QP

The conference will be composed of duly elected delegates from branches with bus membership. Each branch with less than 100 members may send two delegates. Branches with more than 100 members may send two delegates for the first 100 members with one additional delegate for every 100 members or part thereafter.

Bus Driver Jumps Bail to Avoid Prison Sentence

Raouf Mraidi, 29, a bus driver from Croydon is wanted for causing death by dangerous driving.

At approximately 0950 hrs on Sunday 7th September 2008, a tram was in collision with a route 468 double decker bus driven by Mraidi. He had run a red light and slammed into a tram travelling along George Street, Croydon. The collision sent the bus careering down George Street, smashing into shop fronts before it finally came to a halt when it crashed into a parked BMW car.

Resolution: Trains Representatives Numbers

This resolution was passed by the February Regional Council meeting.

This Regional Council instructs the Regional Organiser and the Trains Functional Council representatives to enter into negotiations with LUL to revise the numbers of local trains representatives. This revision to be in line with the documentation provided by TFC member Vaughan Thomas and discussed at the Train Grades meeting held on January 6th.

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"Shambles" caused the Death of a First Bus Driver

First faces a fine after being convicted of a health and safety "shambles" over the death of one of it's drivers.

Robert Cherry, 59, was crushed to death when he was trapped between two buses at a depot in Uxbridge belonging to Centrewest London, a subsidiary of First UK group. Robert had been collecting a can of water to top up his vehicle's engine when the gear stick of the bus in front slipped and the vehicle reversed into him. He was pinned between the first bus and the one behind, which was in turn thrown back into a third vehicle. He died at the scene of the accident.

Route 46 Driver Sentenced for Tragic Accident in Paddington

On Saturday 29th November 2008 Metroline employee Patrick Docherty started work at a quarter to four in the afternoon. By 5.15pm he was involved in a tragic accident on Westbourne Terrace in Paddington.

Foreign student Karin Duphey, a 22-year-old dutch national was crossing a zebra crossing when she was hit by Patrick's single decker route 46 bus. She had barely been in the country three months and was studying Fashion Marketing at Westminster University.

Busworkers Mourn the Loss of a Dear Friend

On saturday 5th december 2009, Carolyn Siddall, who worked for the organising unit, died after suffering from ill health. On that day, we lost a dear and valued friend.

She was an inspirational figure to all those who knew her. She offered busworkers help, advice and friendship when we most needed it. Carolyn will be missed by all her friends on the buses. We offer our condolences to her family and friends.

Fines Pool for 2010

It's time to join the RMT Fines Pool. The Fines Pool, which is operated on a yearly basis, starts on 1st January and ends on 31st December every year. The cost of membership of the Fines Pool is one payment of £5.00 per year.

There are a number of ways to join. You can join by filling in a joining form and pay by cheque or cash to the Fines Pool collector, who is usually your branch secretary or hand it in or send it with a cheque made payable to the RMT Fines Pool to Unity House.