Regional Council Executive

Notes from Regional Council Executive meeting, 9 February

PRESENT: Josie Toussaint-Pinnock, Adrian Finney, Carol Foster, John Reid, Dean O'Hanlon, Pat O'Brien, Gary Lazell, Janine Booth, Bob McMunn, Mark Harding, Glenroy Watson, Vaughan Thomas, Will Reid IN ATTENDANCE: Steve Hedley (Regional Organiser), Olly New (Council of Executives member)

ORGANISATION AND RECRUITMENT PLAN

The Executive endorsed the recruitment and organising plan, including amendments agreed by the meeting held immediately before the Executive.

Regional Council Executive elections 2010/11

Nominations for Regional Council officers and Executive members closed yesterday. Nominations received were as follows:

  • SECRETARY - Janine Booth (Stratford no.1 branch) - nominated by Neasden, Stratford no.1, Piccadilly & District West, East Ham, Hammersmith & City and TfL no.1 branches - elected unopposed
  • PRESIDENT - Vaughan Thomas (Central Line West branch) - nominated by Neasden, Central Line West, East Ham and Finsbury Park branches
  • ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Lewis Peacock (LU Engineering branch)

Resolutions: Amendments to LTRC Standing Orders

The following amendments to the Regional Council Standing Orders, submitted by TfL no.1 branch, were all passed at the Regional Council AGM:

1) That there is a ‘timed agenda’ and if the time is ended then a request must be made through the Chair to continue talking on this item.

2) That the EC Member give their report about all matters, the RO give their report about all local issues. That there should be no duplication of items. Once both reports are given then the chair will ask for a show of hands for questions.

Notes from Regional Council Executive meeting, 12 January 2010

Present: Janine Booth, Vaughan Thomas, Ross Marshall, Mick Crossey, Steve Blewitt, Paul Jackson, Becky Crocker, Jackie Darby, Carol Foster, Terry O'Neill, John Reid, Micky Hyde, Tony Gandolfi, mark Harding, Josie Toussaint-Pinnock, Dean O'Hanlon, Clara Osagiede, Glenroy Watson, John Kelly, Adrian Rowe

Apologies: Andy Littlechild, Peter Sheridan, Dave Rayfield, Paul Rutland

In attendance: Olly New (Council of Executives), Steve Hedley (Regional Organiser)

RECRUITMENT AND ORGANISING

  • London Overground - newsletter out now; recruitment & organising day 21 January - all welcome

Making Grades Committees More Effective

organiseI have tabled these thoughts for discussion at today's Regional Council Executive meeting ...

For some time, I have been thinking over the potential benefits of enhancing the role of grades committees within the Region, and would like to schedule a discussion on the subject at this month's Regional Council Executive, with a view to circulating some firm proposals in good time for February's AGM. Here are some thoughts:

Notice of London Transport Regional Council elections

Regional Organiser Steve Hedley has sent the following letter to all branches affiliated to the London Transport Regional Council ...

Nominations are now open for the following London Transport Regional Council posts:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Vice Chair
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Financial Secretary
  • Membership Secretary
  • Political Officer
  • Black and Ethnic Minority Members' Officer
  • Women’s Officer
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Members' Officer
  • Young Members’ Officer
  • Learner Reps' Co-ordinator

Notes from Regional Council Executive meeting, 8 December 2009

Present: Dean O'Hanlon, Jon Abdullah, Andy Izard, Clive Protheroe, Vaughan Thomas, Lewis Peacock, Carol Foster, Josie Toussaint-Pinnock, Glenroy Watson, Jackie Darby, Mark Harding

In attendance: Oliver New (Council of Executives), Steve Hedley (Regional Organiser)

Apologies for absence: Janine Booth

1. RECRUITMENT AND ORGANISATION:

As he was unable to attend the meeting in person, Dave Rayfield submitted the following written report:

On the days that we’ve been out talking to the membership it has, in my opinion, been a resounding success.

Resolution: Cleaners and Immigration Rights

This resolution, submitted by thee Regional Council Executive, was passed at the November 2009 meeting of the Regional Council.

In the light of resolutions passed at AGMs to support our members in the cleaning grades and oppose exploitation of migrant workers and in recognition of the facts that:

  1. Most of our cleaning members are from ethnic minorities.
  2. The various cleaning and other companies have used immigration rules to systematically exploit those who have organised in trade unions.