East Ham branch

Includes London Underground station staff from Embankment eastwards, drivers at Upminster and Barking, revenue control based at Whitechapel, and service control at Upminster

Blog: Whitechapel - The Tip Of The Iceberg

On Saturday 19th October, around 50 people attended a protest outside Whitechapel Underground station in protest at the plans to permanently close the ticket office when the station undergoes refurbishment as part of the Crossrail project. The protest was organised by the East Ham Branch of the RMT – I am their Branch Secretary. Members from across the country, from all grades – shipping to management – came and offered their support, handing out leaflets to the public, gathering petition signatures and making lots of noise.

Defend Gary Woolf

Please download and print the poster below, for display in noticeboards

STOP ATTACKING OUR REPS!

It looks like LUL are going back on their promise after the RMT successfully defended RMT H&S rep Eamonn Lynch and former RMT rep Arwyn Thomas. Now they are trying to sack Gary Woolf - I.R. rep on the Tower Hill group

Defend our rep

East Ham Branch meeting to defend victimised rep Gary Woolf
Thursday September 6 at 1700
Spotted Dog PH, Barking

Gary completed the first part of the Drugs and alcohol random test (breathalyser) but could not provide a specimen of urine within the time allocated.

Justice for the 33- Coming to a branch near you

Come to your branch and help with the decision to ballot all LUL members to get all ofthe 33 back to work.
Just before Christmas 2012, 33 RMT members on the north end of the Bakerloo Line were sacked by LUL. Many of them worked for LUL for over 5 years, only to be told they had failed the entrance tests for full time work.
This broke an agreement with the RMT.
The 33 were sacked due to LUL ending theircontract a year early.
It was agreed that the 33 would be migrated into LUL.
It is also clear LUL have colluded with the agencies to rob staff of over £1500.00 each in back pay.

We Intend To Stand Firm. We Intend To Stand Our Ground. We Intend To Fight All Job Cuts

From General Secretary Bob Crow
A resolution was received from our East Ham Branch was as follows: -

“We note TfL’s determination to bulldoze through further job cuts on London Underground (LU) and we note previous duplicitous statements by senior LU managers that customers and staff should be assured that all LU stations will continue to be staffed at all times and all stations with a ticket office will continue to have one.

Union Opposes All Job Cuts On London Underground And Across TfL

We note the resolution from our East Ham branch concerning job cuts, and that similar resolutions have been passed by several other branches.

We share the views of our branches, and affirm that this union opposes all job cuts on London Underground and across TfL. We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that this position is made clear in relevant union publications and public statements and in any meetings and correspondence with the employers.

RMT To Push For Free Travel on Cable Car And River Boats for All London Transport Workers

We welcome the resolution from our East Ham branch and agree that all staff working for TfL and its
subsidiaries, franchisees and contractors should be granted free travel on all its services - including the
cable car and riverboat services - for themselves and a nominee. We instruct the General Secretary to
write to Transport for London accordingly, requesting a meeting to discuss this.

We also instruct the General Secretary to place in front of us a report on the prospects of an RMT recruitment and organising campaign on the Emirates Airline Cable Car.

Malicious Complaint Against Jeff Watson, RMT Health & Safety Representative At London Underground

We welcome the resolution from our East Ham branch and share its concerns about the treatment of
our representative.

We instruct the General Secretary to ensure that Brother Watson received the full support of this union,
and to obtain a detailed report on the progress of the case.

We further instruct the General Secretary to ensure that LUL’s current review of its bullying and
harassment procedure considers lessons that can be learned from this case before the new procedure is
agreed at Company Council.

RMT to Consult Branches over Spreading OSN101 Action to All Grades

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the resolution from our East Ham branch requesting that all grades be balloted for action short of strikes over OSN101 and related issues.

We instruct the General Secretary to urgently seek the views of all our branches with London Underground members and our Regional Council on this matter, and to place their responses in front of us.