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Central Line East branch

StratfordFormerly Stratford No 1 branch, Central Line East branch includes LUL station staff (SS, SA(CR), SAMF, CSA) at all Central line stations from Holborn to Epping, Cleaners on these stations, LUL Train Operators and Instructor Operators and Sodexo canteen staff at Leytonstone depot.

Central Line East branch meets on the second Thursday of every month 17:00-19:15 at the ex-Services club, Leytonstone - map here.

LTRC meeting April 30 at 12 Pins 262 Seven Sisters Rd Finsbury Park

Next meeting of the LT Regional Council will be held at 12 Pins 263 Seven Sisters Rd N4 2DE
Nearest station Finsbury Park

30 April 2015
Time 1630 - 1830
Please arrive on time as the meeting will start at 1630 prompt

Regional Organiser John Leach and EC member John Reid will be there to report and answer any questions.

Central Line Suspended As Engineers Train Derails

On the news that an engineering train was derailed on the Central Line this morning, largest rail union RMT's General Secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT officials are seeking to obtain further information on the serious derailment on the Central Line last night. While the union seeks to establish the facts the incident once again throws under the spotlight the ever present issue of safety on the Underground for both staff and passengers alike."

Gants Hill Station, Hands Off London Transport Event

Central Line East Branch will be holding a Hands Off London Transport event on Friday 27th March at 16.00 hrs at Gants Hill station. This is in protest of the impending closure of the stations ticket office due in July. We will be handing out leaflets to the public any help would be appreciated. Please also pass the details on to anybody who may wish to support this.

As part of the on-going campaign against ticket office closures and staffing cuts on London Underground, HOLT - Hands Off London Transport and Tube workers' union RMT are organising a London-wide day of action.

Transfer Policy – London Underground

Further to my previous Circular (IR/332/14, 15th December 2014), Central Line East Branch and Camden 3 Branch submitted correspondence over the Company’s refusal to honour its transfer procedure for station staff. It is alleged that the Company is refusing to fill vacancies and instead are covering duties with new-recruit staff on fixed-term contracts on an over-establishment basis.

The Lead Officer has written to the Company regarding this matter and it is listed on the agenda for the next Stations Functional Council meeting. I will keep you informed of all further developments.

A Message to LU Station Staff - Draft BNS/Rosters: Defend our Staffing Levels!

This week, management are publishing the draft Business Needs Schematics (BNS) and rosters for Fit for the Future - Stations. These are being presented to your union reps at a local ('level one') meeting, and reps will then consult you and take your views back to a feedback meeting.

The BNS shows where management think staff are needed on the station.
The roster shows the days, hours and rest days that staff are expected to follow.

Ballot for Alex returned a yes vote - now build for action

There is a meeting at Unity House on Thursday to discuss and plan for action for the reinstatement of Alex McGuigan.
The ballot returned a positive result and it's now our duty to ensure that democratic decision by our members is carried out to the best of our abilities.
Please try and come down to this very important meeting.
Build for action.
Reinstate Alex McGuigan

19/2/2015 at 1600
Unity House
39 Chalton St
London NW1 1JD
Nearest stations; Euston, Kings Cross

In Solidarity

Eamonn Lynch

RMT LT Reg Sec

Letter of support for Unite bus strike

Central Line East branch has written the attached letter to Unite in support of their campaign of industrial action on London buses.

Central Line East branch newsletter, January 2015

Click on the attachment below to open and download our latest branch newsletter, including:

  • Vicky Hayward reinstated
  • Labour MPs join protests against Central line ticket office closures
  • Vote Yes to defend Alex McGuigan
  • Cleaners - join the union!
  • Rainbow International fundraising gig
  • Details of next branch meeting

Activists Meeting To Debate Further Action Over Tube Jobs Cuts


Vicky Hayward Reinstated

We are delighted to report that Vicky Hayward is to be reinstated to her job as London Underground CSA. LUL sacked Vicky last year using CCTV "evidence" that was not available to Vicky or her rep, but following a meeting yesterday between the union's General Secretary and LUL's Managing Director, Regional Organiser John Leach advises that the company has agreed to overturn this decision. We are pleased that LUL has allowed fairness to prevail.