Central Line West branch

Central Line West Branch includes: LUL station staff (SS, SA(CR), SAMF, CSA) at all Central Line stations from Bond Street to West Ruislip and Ealing Broadway, cleaners at these stations, LUL Train Operators and Instructor Operators and Sodexho canteen staff at White City and West Ruislip depots, LUL Wood Lane Service Control Centre staff, LUL Central line Revenue Control Inspectors. Branch meeting and contact details are here

Cops and Toddlers!

Police officers called to an alleged assault on a member of staff by an angry lady customer at a bakery in Morden, south-west London on saturday 24th october rushed to the scene - by hopping on a bus. Rather than see officers pull up in a police car, the stunned manager watched as a team of officers arrived by public transport. The woman apparently fled the scene, also by bus, before the police arrived.

Resolution: Proposal for setting up a Bus Workers' branch

This resolution, submitted by Central Line West branch and seconded by Neasden branch, was passed unanimously by the October meeting of the Regional Council.

As the number of Bus Workers within the M25 in the RMT fast approaches the 1000 mark we propose that a Bus Workers branch/es be set up in order that Bus Workers may be better served by having those within their specific industry with the knowledge of that industry readily available to the members.

Man Sentenced for Bus Driver Assault

A man who was abusive and attacked a bus driver outside Northolt Tube Station has received a 12-week suspended sentence and has been tagged for three months. Scott Rogers, 37, boarded an N7 night bus in Ealing on april 11th where he was abusive and had problems paying the full fare before his friend helped him out. The bus travelled to Northolt tube station where it then terminated and once the passengers alighted, Rogers confronted the driver before attacking him.

The Fines Pool and VOSA Penalties

Following the recent introduction of Fixed Penalty Notices and Financial Deposit Notices issued by VOSA, there was a meeting of the Fines Pool administrators in which this issue was discussed.

It was agreed that if any case arises as a result of these penalties, and which would be outside of the normal remit of Fines Pool payments (fines committed under the Road Traffic Act) each case would be looked at individually and a decision made whether to pay the fine.

Bus Reps Course Mon 28th & Tues 29th September 2009

A very successful two day bus reps course took place in central london on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September. The ever increasing numbers of london busworkers choosing to join RMT will be very well served by this enthusiastic, determined and self-motivated group of volunteers. We wish them well as they return to their workplaces and start defending and representing our members.

Forced Transfer Consultation by DfT

busThe Department for Transport is conducting a consultation on the effects of section 44, Local Transport Act 2008 and is inviting views on a package of draft regulations and guidance which relate to quality contracts schemes.

To view the draft Quality Contracts Schemes (Application of TUPE) Regulations 2009 click on this link http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/qcs/tupe1.pdf

Forced Transfer of Staff

The Local Transport Act 2008 gained royal assent in November 2008. It enabled the creation of Integrated Transport Authorities in the UK modelled on TfL, allowing these authorities to award Quality Contracts. Most of the Act doesn't affect London's bus workers.