Bakerloo branch

Includes London Underground staff of all grades on the Bakerloo Line, plus the Special Requirements Team (SRT) and hotel staff. Branch meetings are held at The Royal Exchange PH, 26 Sale Place, Paddington, W2. (map)

Bakerloo News March edition

Click on the attachment to down load the lastest Bakerloo Branch newsletter.

Main stories follow:
Double standards exposed
Since RMT health & safety rep, Eamonn Lynch’s dismissal in October, train drivers on the Bakerloo Line have taken two days strike action for his reinstatement. The issue is now being dealt with at ACAS and the RMT’s General Grades Committee has agreed to escalate the dispute to every train depot on the combine.

MPs Back Our Fight for Reinstatement of Reps

“I am appalled that London Underground are refusing to reinstate Arwyn Thomas and Eamonn Lynch, when the Employment Tribunal has already ruled that their dismissal was discriminatory because of their trade union activities. It is vital that we stand up for our local trade union reps who are in the frontline of protecting workers interests and I fully support the RMT’s political and industrial campaign for justice for Arwyn and Eamonn.”
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Islington North

Further Strikes for Eamonn and Arwyn

RMT's General Grades Committee has taken the following decisions to call further strikes:

Dismissal of Eamonn Lynch

In line with the request of our Bakerloo Line branch, all members at Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle traincrew depots are instructed not to book on for any duty that commences between 21:00 hours on Sunday 20 February and 20:59 hours on Monday 21 February.

This date to remain confidential until notice is served.

That we seek talks with the employer under the auspices of ACAS with the aim of resolving this dispute.

London Underground Confirms Sacking of Eamonn Lynch

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we are disgusted by London Underground’s refusal to reinstate Eamonn Lynch despite the obvious injustice of his dismissal and the success of his Interim Relief application. We seek the views of the Bakerloo branch and refer this matter to our Southern Sub-Committee for examination and report.

There is a further relevant decision here.

Personal Thanks For Your Support




Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware, I was summarily dismissed from LUL on October 13th 2010.
This letter is my chance to set out the facts of the case rather than the half truths, rumours and spin LUL have chosen to fill the media with.

On August 9th my train had a defective trip cock at Stonebridge Park. When this incident was being investigated, I was given assurances by Bakerloo senior managers that my job was not on the line and I would face a misconduct charge at the most.

Striking Back Against Victimisation

RMT drivers on the Bakerloo line and at the Northern line's Morden depot are today striking against the unjust sackings of workmates Eamonn Lynch and Arwyn Thomas. The first photo is of pickets at Eleplant & Castle, the other three of pickets at Morden. To read more information about these sackings, please click on the 'Opposing victimisation' link above.

elephant and castle picket
morden picket

Picket details: Bakerloo and Morden drivers' strikes

In two separate disputes, RMT drivers will be striking on the Bakerloo and Northern lines, starting with the night duties on Friday 14 January and continuing all day Saturday.

Please join the picket lines. Your support will be welcome, whatever length of time you can stay. Here are details of Saturday pickets

  • Saturday from 04:30, continuing all day - Morden depot (to get there by bus, click here)

LU stick two fingers up to the law and Bakerloo Drivers

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Main story follows:

LU stick two fingers up to the law and Bakerloo Drivers

Double standards from London Underground have reached a new high. As all drivers are aware, RMT are campaigning for LU to see reason and comply with the law on the discrimination and victimisation of Eamonn Lynch. Eamonn followed instructions from the Network Rail signaller and Bakerloo Control Room and was sacked as a result.

Eamonn Lynch campaign receives parliamentary support

John McDonnell MP has given Bakerloo drivers the full support of the parliamentray group in the union's campaign to reinstate Eamonn Lynch.

John said:

"The RMT Parliamentary Group fully supports the industrial action taken by RMT and Aslef drivers working on the Bakerloo Line on 17th-18th December. The disgraceful victimisation of Eamonn Lynch appears to have been escalated by Tube management during the appeals process apparently to intimidate trade union members working on the Bakerloo Line and across the Tube network.