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

Resolution: Retired Members Delegate Numbers for BEMMAC

This resolution, proposed by Finsbury Park branch, was passed at the January meeting of the Regional Council:

“That this region requests the General Secretary and the Council of Executives of the RMT allocate three additional position for Retired members of the RMT to the Black and Ethnic Minority Members Advisory Committee.”

Zak Sacked: Rule by fear is the new management policy

It was with shock and anger that we heard the news that Arnos Grove train operator, Zak Khan, had been summarily dismissed (sacked with no notice) at a Company Disciplinary Interview (CDI) on 16th January. Zak had been referred to the CDI for an aggravated SPAD which took place on 24th October last year. Arnos Grove News has seen the case against Zak and believes that his summary dismissal is grossly unfair.

Piccadilly Line: Vote YES to support Zak Khan

Arnos Grove train operator, Zak Khan, was summarily dismissed at a Company Disciplinary Interview held on 16th January. His sacking was grossly unjust; it is also the latest attempt by an increasingly militant management to create a climate of fear in our workplace. We need to put a stop to this - it's time for action.

Read about how the company stitched up Zak and about the fight for justice - and Zak's reinstatement - in the attached newsletter.

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

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


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