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: Thursday 12th February 2009

1. Attendees – List circulated

2. Apologies – M. Mujahid, D. Fitzpatrick, V.Morgan, T. O’Neill, W. Jarvis, U. Mirza, B. O’Dowd.

3. January Minutes
• Adrian Finney – Political Rep
• Cleaners Coordinator - T O’Neill
• Newsletter editor - B. Witham
• Number of branch committee members was counted wrong at AGM, 8 instead of 7. Branch agreed to have 8 members for this year.
• Another AGM delegate, Janine nominated V. Thomas, A. Thomson 2nd.

• Minutes moved – B. Witham.

Bus Reps Course, 26-27th Feb 2009

A two day Bus Reps course took place in central London on thursday 26th and friday 27th february 2009. It was well attended by very enthusiastic and motivated volunteers. The course will help them to assist fellow members at their workplaces. If you are an RMT London Busworker and are interested in going on a course, please contact your branch secretary. If you are not sure about who to contact, you can find the information on the RMT website or call the RMT freephone helpline 0800 376 3706.

Resolution to RMT AGM: defending ourselves from the economic crisis

This year, I will be attending RMT's AGM as a delegate, nominated by my branch, Stratford no.1.

Yesterday, the branch discussed resolutions to the AGM, and amongst others, passed this one. I wrote it following reflection on the recent oil refinery walkouts, but it is as much about the lessons we can all learn from those strikes as about the strikes themselves.

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DEFENDING OURSELVES FROM THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Bus Workers' Committee

We are seeking nominations for RMT's new Bus Worker grades committee - Secretary, Chair, Vice Secretary and Vice Chair - to serve only until bus workers can elect these officers at a mass meeting.

Nominations should be received from the branches concerned by November's Regional Council date of 27th November.

Representation in service control grades

This resolution, submitted by Stratford no.1 branch, was passed at the October 2008 meeting of the Regional Council

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Due to recent changes and anomalies in the representation of controllers/service managers within Service Control, this branch requests that the regional council adopts the following rule changes as a workable temporary arrangement until the time that the executive can produce a new set of rules.

As local representatives do not exist in the Controller/Service Manager grades within Service Control.

Timescale for Pay Campaign

The Regional Council meeting on Thursday 29 May 2008 unanimously adopted the following resolution from Stratford no.1 branch ...

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This Regional Council believes that our campaign for next year's LUL pay claim starts now. We believe that the first stage is to conduct a democratic debate as to what our claim should be. We therefore resolve that:

  • RMT LUL branches should discuss what they think the claim should be at their meetings in June and/or July and forward proposals to the Regional Council.

Stratford no.1 branch minutes, 11th July 2007

Minutes of branch meeting, 11th July 2007, The George, 17:00

Attendance: Terry O’Neill, Chris Bluett, Rob Crowhurst, Dave Dean, Nino Meriano, Richard Loomes, John Latona, Martin Bell, Adrian Finney, Dave Pittman, Steve Rice, Kay Shatford, Brian Witham, Ash Malik, Nicola Higgins, Richard Millhouse, Allan Thomson, Mohammad Mujahid, Alan Deabill, Gary Weston, Den Fitzpatrick, Steve Read, John McConville, Rahim Faily, Janine Booth (taking minutes), Unjum Mirza (in the chair)

Guests: Jim McDaid (Bakerloo line branch), Steve Hedley (LU Engineering branch)