East Ham branch
Come to your branch and help with the decision to ballot all LUL members to get all ofthe 33 back to work.
Just before Christmas 2012, 33 RMT members on the north end of the Bakerloo Line were sacked by LUL. Many of them worked for LUL for over 5 years, only to be told they had failed the entrance tests for full time work.
This broke an agreement with the RMT.
The 33 were sacked due to LUL ending theircontract a year early.
It was agreed that the 33 would be migrated into LUL.
It is also clear LUL have colluded with the agencies to rob staff of over £1500.00 each in back pay.
From General Secretary Bob Crow
A resolution was received from our East Ham Branch was as follows: -
We note the resolution from our East Ham branch concerning job cuts, and that similar resolutions have been passed by several other branches.
We share the views of our branches, and affirm that this union opposes all job cuts on London Underground and across TfL. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this position is made clear in relevant union publications and public statements and in any meetings and correspondence with the employers.
We welcome the resolution from our East Ham branch and agree that all staff working for TfL and its
subsidiaries, franchisees and contractors should be granted free travel on all its services - including the
cable car and riverboat services - for themselves and a nominee. We instruct the General Secretary to
write to Transport for London accordingly, requesting a meeting to discuss this.
We also instruct the General Secretary to place in front of us a report on the prospects of an RMT recruitment and organising campaign on the Emirates Airline Cable Car.
Sevice Control Grades Meeting
This resolution, submitted by East Ham branch and seconded by Camden 3 branch, was carried at to the October meeting of the Regional Council:
This Regional Council notes:
The 24hr strikes and the action short of strike on London Underground have been a very successful in shifting the dynamic between the workforce and LU management.
The co-ordinated action between the RMT and TSSA has been both industrially successful and politically significant in boosting morale and organisation of the rank and file across all sectors.
East Ham branch is holding a recruitment and retention day, where it is hoped enough people turn up to cover all stations, depots and signal boxes in the branch's area.
We are meeting at the Barking Dog PH (outside Barking Station, turn left) for coffee at 10am, to group and then set off in pairs! to visit areas to talk to staff out and about.
The new issue of East Ham branch's newsletter urges all members to vote Yes in the current industrial action ballot. Click '1 attachment' / file name to download it. Read the text below.
Ballot papers are out! Vote Yes!
Ballot papers will be coming through your door over the next few days. Please make sure that you return your paper regardless of how you intend to vote. Management always make a big deal over those that do not vote. We need to Show them how disgusted we are with this offer. We need a united front to return a massive yes vote. It is in your interest to vote yes for industrial action as a first step to safeguarding your pay and conditions.
This resolution, submitted by East Ham branch, was withdrawm at the March meeting of the Regional Council as it had been overtaken by events!
That East Ham Branch believes that the tactic of isolated & localised action as seen on London Underground last year was not as effective as it should have been, whilst being strongly supported. It would now be fair to say that local managers are redoubling their efforts to intimidate and bully staff into coming into work sick or face redeployment. This is certainly still happening by the current GSM on East Ham group.