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.

Stratford No 1 Branch Minutes July 2012

2Branch Secretary: Terry O’Neill. Branch Chairperson: Adrian Finney ,

Branch Minutes: Thursday July 15th 2012

Attendees: Peter Pinkney, Mick Lynch, Janine Booth, John Reid, Ash Malik, Adrian Finney,
T O'Neill , Julia Latona, Glen Brown, Muhamed Mujahid, Paul Penny, Gary Weston, Allan
Thompson, Lee Kanasaria.
• Highlighted denotes attendees are not branch members.

Stratford No 1 Branch Minutes June 2012

Branch Secretary: Terry O’Neill. Branch Chairperson: Adrian Finney ,

Branch Minutes: Thursday June 14th 2012
Attendees: A Finney, T O’Neill, Allan Thomson, Julia Latona, M Mujahid,P Penny,L Kanzaria, A Saint,D
millhouse, Gary Carney, Amanda Carney,Gary Weston, Julia Latona, Jarred Wood, Dave Pittman, Ricky
Thorne, , Will Reid, Ash Malik, M Mujahid, Nigel Eivers,Steve Hedley, Mark Harding.

Stratford No 1 Branch Meeting For August 2012 Cancelled

This meeting has been cancelled as many members have indicated they will be unable to attend due to Olympic work schedules. representatives will be available as always should any member need help or advice

The next Stratford no.1 branch meeting will take place at the above date from 5pm at the Leytonstone & District ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3BD. (Map.)

RMT Demands Urgent Investigation Into Tube Maintenance Cuts As Central Line Reduced To Chaos This Morning

TUBE UNION RMT this morning demanded an immediate investigation into the real impact of cuts to fleet maintenance schedules, and specifically brake inspections and renewals, as it began to emerge that the likely cause of the Central Line shutdown during this morning’s Olympics morning peak was defective brakes seizing up.

Although RMT is awaiting the outcome of the investigation into the incident it is reported that the driver saw smoke billowing from the tunnel at Leyton and noticed a strong smell of burning.

RMT Members Concerned About Olympic Security

We note the resolution from Stratford no.1 branch and share our branch’s concern as to the shambolic security and safety arrangements for the Olympics.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:

  • immediately contact transport authorities and employers in London asking for these concerns to be addressed as a matter of urgency
  • circulate to all members in the affected area advice on their legal right to refuse to work on the grounds of health and safety concerns

Olympic Security

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

Following the recent news that G4S has grossly underemployed the number of security guards required for Olympic events, I have written to employers with members working in the London area. I have asked them to inform me of their mitigations for ensuring the safety and security of RMT members during the Olympic Games.

I am writing to you to remind you that you have the right to withdraw yourself from imminent and serious danger should you have genuine concern for your safety.