Meetings and events
Happy 150 birthday? Support staff at London Transport Museum - what you can do.
London Transport Museum is suffering from a reduction over four years of 25% of its grant from TfL - £1.5 million. The Museum is very successful at attracting funding and raising income from its shop, ticket sales, events and sponsorship, but the withdrawal of this grant (an eighth of total funding) has a significant impact at a time when arts funding has been drastically cut. The admission price has risen to £15 and staff, who have just been involved in the fabulous historic Tube 150 steam runs, now wait for news of another reorganisation.
Justice for the 33 RMT workers sacked by LUL continues.
Please come and show support and solidarity.
The facebook event= https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/54143590884/events/
Please try and book yourself in at the venue, this is where most delegates will be staying. The union have negotiated an 'upper limit' of rates; with hotels the closer you get to the day the higher the rates.
Therefore for 2 nights from the 21st- a small single room will cost no more than £158; for 2 people sharing no more than £86.50 each. - must book by calling 0191 232 0781 and hitting option 2 (conference booking)
At yesterdays Health & Safety tier 2 meeting it was agreed that on TBTC lines when working a train out of service station skip would not be used and T/Ops would manually start trains at every station.
At the present time when auto is not permitted T/Ops drive in protected manual and we maintained that this should remain the case.
Management suggested that T/Ops could have a choice to either work the train in auto or PM and we have said we will take this away and discuss with the Reps on the lines concerned.
From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow
LOBBY OF THE FIRE AUTHORITY MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2013, 2.00pm
The London region of the Fire Brigades Union has called a lobby of the next Fire Authority meeting on Monday 21 January 2013 at 2.00pm at the London Fire Brigade headquarters at 169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL.
I will be addressing the rally and will bring a message of solidarity from RMT.
It is expected that Authority members will, at this meeting, formally table proposals to shut several London fire stations.
Join TSSA members and supporters at a celebratory demo to commemorate 150 years of transport staff serving the people of London!
Meet at 09:30 on Sunday 13th January at Kensington Olympia Tube Station to wave off the anniversary steam locomotive run on the old Met line route.
Stop the cuts: keep it public
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