Finsbury Park branch

Includes all cleaners, plus London Underground station staff on the Victoria Line and from Knightsbridge eastwards on the Piccadilly Line; plus drivers at Seven Sisters and Arnos Grove depots

Finsbury Park Monthly News - August 2010

Click on the attachment below to read or download the August edition of Monthly News, the newsletter of Finsbury Park branch.

In this edition:

  • JOB CUTS? NO WAY! Members vote to fight against job losses;
  • JOIN THE RESISTANCE TO THE GREAT ROBBERY! Monthly News lists some of the other disputes taking place across the country and explains the common thread that links them with ours - the ConDem government cuts programme;

Open Letter from Finsbury Park Branch to ASLEF Members

Finsbury Park branch has written an open letter to all ASLEF members working at Arnos Grove and Seven Sisters depots explaining the reasons for the RMT strike ballot and asking them to support any action which we may take in defence of jobs, health and safety, and working conditions. It is a call for shopfloor unity and solidarity at a time when it is desperately needed if we are to successfully defeat LUL's savage cost-cutting plans. Click on the attachment to download a copy.

Resolution: RMT Membership 'App'

The following resolution, submitted by Neasden branch and amended by Finsbury Park branch, was passed by the September meeting of the Regional Council ...

This Regional Council notes the introduction of mobile technology and believes it could be used to improve communication with our 80,000 strong membership.

Resolution: 2011 Pay Claim

This resolution, submitted by Stratford no.1 branch and amended by Finsbury Park branch, was passed by the August meeting of the Regional Council ...

This Regional Council believes that RMT's pay claim to London Underground for 2011 should include:

  • a flat-rate pay rise for all grades ie. a sum of money (say, £3,000) rather than a percentage figure. This should not be less than would have been achieved by an RPI pay rise for 2011.
  • a rise sufficient to fund workers having to pay an additional 2.5% VAT from 2011.

Resolution to Regional Council: Operational Refresher Training

The following resolution, submitted by Finsbury Park branch, was carried unanimously by the July meeting of the Regional Council ...

This region calls on the national union to hold a conference of all grades within the LTRC to discuss significant concerns our members have regarding the reduction and quality of our operational refresher training. We believe this is an attack on the value of our jobs and on safety.

TUBELINES STRIKE - Arnos Grove drivers refuse to work on grounds of safety

More than 50 drivers at Arnos Grove on the Piccadilly line refused to drive trains during the recent strike by Tubelines staff, despite a ferocious offensive by management to bully drivers onto trains. Local reps challenged management's claims that qualified Emergency Response Unit (ERU) staff were working normally and pointed out that LUL was refusing to provide our union with details of those alleged to be working and of their competencies and qualifications.

Read the full story by clicking on the attachment below.

Finsbury Park Monthly News - May 2010

Click on the attachment to download the May edition of Monthly News.

In this edition:

9 DAYS TO LOSE YOUR JOB - how the company can now sack anyone who's had as little as 9 days sick in a year

VOTE YES - YOUR JOB DEPENDS ON IT - the 800 stations jobs cuts, the proposed attacks on safety rules, the unfair dismissals of drivers: how it all fits into the new Company Plan

DERAILED - BUT WHY? The latest derailment on the Picc raises many questions but few answers

Finsbury Park Monthly News - April 2010

To read or download the April 2010 edition of Monthly News, click on the attachment below.

In this edition:

  • HOW OUR BOSSES LIVE - Job cuts for us, jackpot pay awards for them
  • EURO DEMO AGAINST RAIL LIBERALISATION - a member's personal report from Lille
  • VOLCANIC ASH - staff stranded by grounded airlines told to lose pay or give up annual leave
  • RMT defends agreements at Arnos Grove depot
  • ASLEF claim credit for sunny weather!