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; 9th July 09

DRAFT COPY ONLY

Branch Minutes: Thursday 9th July 2009 Branch Secretary: Yvonne Duncan Branch Chair: Peter Heyes

Assistant Secretary: Dave Pitman, Vice Chair: Bill O’Dowd

contact or attend branch for full list of attendees.

Matters Arising from Previous Minutes; Add DP resigning from Ass Secretary. 23 ELL drivers are to leave Leytonstone, 5 are to stay at Leytonstone and 5 to re nominate. Leytonstone to lose 5 drivers off the Roster, a line reps meeting has been asked for.

Minutes moved – AF Seconded – MC

RMT AGM: Stop the Sickness Bullies

At RMT's AGM, I proposed this resolution on behalf of Stratford no.1 branch. Lots of delegates spoke in favour of the resolution, telling stories of management abuse of sick staff in their company and/or area. This relates strongly to one of the three issues of our current Jobs Pay and Justice dispute. The resolution was passed unanimously. This is the text of my speech.

Across our industry, employers are clamping down on sickness absence.

Stratford Branch Minutes - June 09 - draft

1. Attendees – See list

2. Apologies – M. Sharpe, Janine Booth, Den Fitzpatrick, Terry o Neil, W. Jarvis, A. Thomson.

3. Matters Arising from Previous Minutes; None

• Minutes moved – A. Finney • Seconded – G. Brown

4. Bill O'Dowd said he was standing down from his ass Chair and committee jobs.

5. Recruitment and Retention: 6 joined, 7 left

6. Correspondence : 11 items of correspondence as in minute book.

Stratford no.1 Draft Branch Minutes: Thursday 8th April 2009

1. Attendees – See list

2. Apologies – M. Mujahid, T. O’Neil, Peter Heyes, Vic Morgan,.

3. Matters Arising March Minutes • Still waiting for reply from Bob Crow about Brother Finney being asked to leave No 2Eu meeting. • DM – Still waiting report on training room door issues.

• Minutes moved – Dick Millhouse • Seconded – Glenn Brown

4. Standing orders – To be oked at next meeting.

5. Leavers and joiners – at time of meeting the branch Sec had still not received any leavers and joiners list.

Report: RMT London Busworkers' Meeting 20 April 2009

busLondon busworkers met at the Bulstrode public house in Hounslow on Monday 20th April 09. The meeting was a very lively affair with many important topics being discussed. There was a debate on the proposed RMT London Busworkers' Charter. The charter contains the aspirations and objectives of London's RMT busworkers and include the demand for the re-nationalisation of the London Bus network, recognition of RMT on the London bus network, pay parity with Tube drivers (currently £40,073), terms and conditions parity with underground workers and joining the TfL pension. Other points include the provision of toilet facilities at every terminus and turning point, free staff gyms at garages, decent canteen provision at all garages, and for staff passes to be valid on all National Rail services.

Resolution: Death at G20 Protests

Stratford no.1 branch has passed this resolution and submitted it for discussion at the April meeting of the Regional Council.

This branch / Regional Council regrets the violent circumstances surrounding the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson at the G20 demonstrations. This unfortunate individual, guilty of nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, was known to many of our members at Bank/Monument station. We send our condolences to his friends and family and call for legal action against those individuals responsible for his death.