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May Day March and Book Launch, Saturday 1st May 2010

Come and join the May Day march on Saturday 1st May 2010. The march to Trafalgar Square will start at 12 noon from Clerkenwell Green.

A book re-launch of "May Day" a novel by John Somerfield, will take place at 11am at the Marx Memorial Library in Clerkenwell.

RMT Condemns Takeover Of Arriva By Deutsche Bahn

THE £1.59 BILLION takeover of the Arriva transport group was condemned today by Britain’s biggest specialist transport union as another worrying step towards the creation of a pan-European private transport monopoly.

RMT will be seeking urgent meetings with DB and its newly acquired subsidiaries in order to safeguard the jobs and interests of its members.

Reinstate Anthony Burke!

Bus Inspector Anthony Burke was medically terminated by Transport for London for taking time off following pit bull dog, gun and racial assaults on him at work.

A protest took place on Friday 16th April 2010 outside 200, Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria (pictured).

Demonstration in Support of Alberto Durango and the Cleaners

A demonstration is to take place at the offices of UBS at 100, Liverpool Street, EC2, to protest against the actions of Lancaster (Rentokil).

Alberto Durango was sacked from Lancaster on 4th February 2010 for organising the workers and standing up for their rights. Alberto is a good friend of London RMT Bus Workers and they are asked to attend and give their support to him and the cleaners.

The cleaners are being pressured to agree to a cut in working hours with subsequent loss of pay while still being expected to do the same amount of work.

Central Line West Branch Meeting, Thursday 1st April 2010

The next Central Line West branch meeting will take place on Thursday 1st April from 4pm - 6pm at The Redan, 1, Westbourne Grove, London, W2 4UA. The nearest tube stations are Queensway and Bayswater.

Hammersmith & City Branch Meeting, Wednesday 7th April 2010

The next Hammersmith and City branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th April from 5pm at The Exmouth Arms, 1, Starcross Street, Euston, NW1 2HR. The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square.

Bus Workers Consultative Committee Meeting, Thursday 25th March 2010

The next RMT Bus Workers Consultative Committee meeting will be held at Unity House, on Thursday 25th March 2010 at 11.30am.

Items for the Agenda should reach Head Office by no later than Monday 22nd March 2010.

Morden & Oval Branch Meeting, Wednesday 24th March 2010

The next meeting of the Morden and Oval branch will take place on Wednesday 24th March from 5.30pm at The Wheatsheaf public house, 2, Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17. It is situated next to Tooting Bec tube station.

Ealing Council Threatens to Remove Acton Green Bus Stand

On Tuesday 26th January 2010 at Ealing Council's cabinet meeting it was decided by the cabinet that due to the limited progress made to date with their "earlier conciliatory approach" to Transport for London and London United, to address the problems that arise through the poor management of bus operations at the route 94 bus stand in Acton Green, it authorised council officers to remove the bus stand. The council will also write again to TfL and the bus operator London United to try to progress this issue, express concern over the issue and insist upon urgent action.

Demonstration in Support of Alberto Durango

A demonstration will take place from 1pm - 2pm at 100, Liverpool Street, London, EC2, in support of Alberto Durango, a cleaner and rep who has been harassed, victimised and was sacked for his union activities by Lancaster (Rentokil).

Alberto is a good friend of London RMT Bus Workers and they are asked to attend the demonstration and give their support to him.