Finsbury Park branch

Includes all cleaners, plus London Underground station staff on the Victoria Line and from Knightsbridge eastwards on the Piccadilly Line; plus drivers at Seven Sisters and Arnos Grove depots

Finsbury Park Branch

Welcome to the RMT Finsbury Park Branch No. 0543

We Welcome and represent all RMT members on the Victoria Line & Piccadilly Line North ( Knightsbridge to Cockfosters). This includes Train Drivers, depot staff,Station and Revenue Control staff in our area.

Additionally we represent most cleaning grades members throughout London Underground.

The branch meets on the first and second Thursday of the month at 4pm very close to Finsbury Park station. We meet at The Twelve Pins, 263 Seven Sisters road, London N4 2DE www.twelvepinspub.co.uk/pub.html

Is the Opening of Brixton Depot the start of a train side SRT?

The opening of a new depot you think would always be a good thing because of the employment of more drivers to staff it, and giving other grades the opportunity to progress if they wish to become a driver, and therefore strengthens the job and the need for train drivers, but the question we have to ask ourselves is, would this indeed be the case with the opening of Brixton and the subsequent plans on the opening up of more new depots across the combine.

One Cleaner Rep Saved, One Sacked - RMT Continues The Fight

Background information here.

The good news is that the case against Clara was thrown out.

The bad news is that Mary's dismissal was upheld for the second time. The first time round, she was sacked in her absence, when despite giving ISS her address, to which they sent her P45, they claim to have sent the first notice to her old address, stopped her pay because she did not respond, then sacked her!

RMT representative Pat O'Brien got her reinstated. He then represented her at the next hearing, when she was sacked again

Defend Our Cleaners' Reps

ISS cleaning company continues to victimise RMT reps, sacking and disciplining them on trumped-up charges.

A protest is being held outside ISS offices at Greenwich, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, this Thursday, 8 January, at 11am. Please meet inside London Bridge outside WH Smiths at 10am.

Solidarity is strength.

More Victimised Reps

It looks like the successful campaign to defend Andy Littlechild has taught some managers nothing.

Brendan Judge, an RMT rep in CBS Outdoor, has now been suspended on trumped-up charges.

In a similar vein, ICS cleaning company is demanding to see our rep Fred Dappah's National Insurance number.

Our response must be exactly the same for these reps as it was for Andy.

I will keep you updated.

Finsbury Park branch financial report

FINANCE REPORT

Balance 31st December 2007 £4238.84

INCOME March Allocation £3065.13 June Allocation £3184.00 Sept Allocation £2892.50 Other income £8410.05 Total Expenditure 31st December 2007 to 31st October 2008 £17954.50

Projection: Expenditure: 1st November to 31st December AGM £1500 Officer Salaries £190 Branch Food £100 Sundries £1900 (Including the annual report mailing)

INCOME December Allocation £3000

Expected end of year balance £3246.02

Station supervisor conference re cleaning issues

This resolution, submitted by Finsbury Park branch, was passed at the October 2008 meeting of the Regional Council

This branch notes the concerns expressed by our station members about the effects of the cutback on station cleaners on cleaners' workload, levels of cleanliness and attendant health and safety issues.

We call on the regional council to organise a meeting of station reps and supervisors to discuss this issue.

Call For Delegation to Durban II

This resolution, submitted by Finsbury Park branch, was passed at the October 2008 meeting of the Regional Council

United Nations World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) Review Geneva: 20 – 24th April 2009 “Call for delegation to DURBAN II”

The UN World Conference Against Racism Review process is currently taking place and a second round of preparation meetings will be held on the 6th to 17th October 2008.

The main review will be held from 20 – 24th April 2009.