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)

RMT Rep - Eamonn Lynch - sacked!

RMT health and safety rep, Eamonn Lynch was sacked by London Underground yesterday 13th of October.

Eamonn was sacked for making an error while driving a train on Network Rail. But Eamonn's error was to follow instructions from the Network Rail signaller and the Bakerloo Line Control room. Indeed, the sacking panel said he should have refused those instruction. So Eamonn was sacked for not refusing to work on the grounds of health and safety! Despite his representative, Regional Organiser Brian Whitehead ripping the charges to shreds, Eamonn was summarily dismissed.

Health & Safety Rep - Elephant & Castle

The following letter was put on the noticeboards at Elephant & Castle by, Brian Munro, newly appointed and co-opted health and safety rep:

To: All drivers, Elephant & Castle Dear Brother / Sister HEALTH & SAFETY REP - ELEPHANT & CASTLE

Following the suspension of Eamonn Lynch from London Underground premises the Bakerloo Branch agreed that I would stand in as the health & safety rep on an interim basis. RMT head office duly informed LUL on September 2nd. Unfortunately management refused to recognize the RMT’s appointment.

October Bakerloo Branch newsletter

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Main story follows:
Strike again on October 4th!
Overtime ban causes havoc - keep it going!

The last strike and the continuing overtime ban has shocked LU management. They assumed that the months of brain washing - the job cuts are necessary and inevitable - would convince ordinary tube workers not to take action. This has backfired on them big time.

Bakerloo News September 2010

Please click on the link to download the September edition of the Bakerloo News. Main article follows:

Round one to RMT and TSSA!

The magnificent strike supported by Bakerloo RMT and TSSA members alike showed London Underground that we mean business in our defence of jobs and safety. The Bakerloo Branch would also like to salute our friends and colleagues in ASLEF, who respected our picket lines and showed that they too, understand the importance of this dispute for the future of the Underground.

Six And Out!!

The strike on Tuesday September 7 was magnificently supported by Train and Station RMT members.
The few and infrequent services that did run on the Bakerloo Line offered little by way of “a world class tube service.” The LU managers supposedly running the railway also decided to throw out tried and tested safety mechanisms put in place following the Kings Cross fire disaster.

Bakerloo August 2010 Branch newsletter

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The main article follows:

RMT & TSSA unite to fight for jobs and safety!

RMT & TSSA members have sent a resounding NO to management’s plans to cut jobs and undermine safety on London Underground. With a yes vote for strike action of over 75%, the unions have announced a joint rolling campaign of strike action starting on Monday 6th September with an overtime ban for all grades at the same time.