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)

December 2010 Newsletter

The latest Branch newsletter features articles on the Tribunal Judge's ruling on Eamonn Lynch's sacking, the jobs and safety strike and LUL's Rainbow procedure.

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Resolution: LU Jobs and Safety Dispute

This resolution, submitted by Bakerloo branch, proposed by East Ham and seconded by LU Engineering, was carried by the November meeting of the Regional Council.

The LTRC congratulates all RMT and TSSA members for their solidarity and determination to resist the attacks on our job from the tube bosses and the Tory Mayor. We also place on record our thanks and sincere appreciation to those non members who respected our picket lines.

Tribunal order on Eamonn Lynch published - LU is not above the law!

On November 5th 2010, the RMT won a landmark case for health and safety rep Eamonn Lynch at an Interim Relief Tribunal when the Judge awarded a "continuation order". This ruling by the judge means that the view of the Tribunal was that Eamonn had been sacked and victimised by London Underground on the basis of his trade union activity.

Solidarity from SUD-RAIL to Eamonn Lynch and Arwynn Thomas

The RMT received the following message of solidarity from French rail union SUD- RAIL for the the union's campaign to stop the victimisations on the tube:

"French union federation SUD-Rail (SUD for Solidarity, Unity and Democraty) send its full support to RMT activists sacked by London Underground :

- Bakerloo Line driver, Eamon Lynch, RMT health and safety rep,

- Morden driver, Arwyn Thomas, RMT activist.

London Underground must let them work again freely.

Bakerloo Branch AGM

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Thursday December 2nd at 15:00 hours, upstairs in the Clachan, Kingly Street, near Oxford Circus tube station.

Speakers include General Secretary, Bob Crow

Bakerloo meeting - Stop the victimisations

Meeting for all drivers and station staff

Speakers: PAT SIKORSKI (RMT Assistant General Secretary), reps and activists from Bakerloo, Northern and Piccadilly Lines


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Employment tribunal judge says Eamonn Lynch was victimised!

On the 5th of November 2010 a historic tribunal victory was won by Eamonn Lynch and RMT.

RMT health & safety rep, Eamonn Lynch was sacked by London Underground following an operational error on Network Rail in early August. Eamonn has an unblemished 15 year record and yet was summarily dismissed for making one mistake. It was the RMT’s contention that the real reason Eamonn was sacked was because he is an effective trade unionist and safety representative.

Bakerloo tube workers resist the cuts

The support for the joint RMT and TSSA strike against the job cuts on November 3rd was immense.

The Bakerloo Branch would like to congratulate all members for their solidarity and determination to resist the attacks on our job from the tube bosses. Once again management were stretched in their attempts to run a service. During the whole of the day and even during the peak hours only a pathetic shuttle service ran between Elephant & Castle and Queens Park. The most remarkable point to note is that during the peak Bakerloo trains were only stopping at 5 stations - Elephant & Castle, Waterloo, Oxford Circus, Baker Street and Queens Park, this when we should be providing a service to 26 stations across the whole of the line.

November Bakerloo Branch newsletter

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Next strike day - November 3rd! Together we will win!

The 2nd day of combine wide industrial action by RMT and TSSA members was a resounding success. Even the most begrudging naysayer would have to agree. By the morning peak on Monday 4th October even LU had to admit that the second day of strike action for jobs was having an even greater impact than the first.