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OSP Safety Review - Important Notice for all T1 Stations Safety Reps

Safety Review of OSP Rosters

After talks at ACAS on Friday 17Th December, Attended by myself and Pat O'Brien we have an agreement on the basic way forward for looking at the safety issues with the proposed new rosters under the OSP.

Stations and Revenue Control Safety Council Report May 2010

1/ Fatigue Study.

This was commissioned by LUL after request by the ORR (Office of the Rail Regulator). This is going to be looking at getting better rosters to stop fatigue and the ill health effects of fatigue, and this will be ongoing throughout the company.

2/ Change Assurance Plans

Updated Contact List for Stations and Revenue Control Safety Council

STATIONS AND REVENUE CONTROL SAFETY COUNCIL 2010
2ND FLOOR 15-17 OLD BROAD STREET. ABOVE LIVERPOOL ST STATION

ROSS MARSHALL (RMT)
(STAFF SIDE SECRETARY)
07872 465 690

BERNARD GENTRY (TSSA)
(STAFF SIDE CHAIR)
07753 878 942

DAVE PHILLIPS (RMT)
07753 979 637

PAT O’BRIEN (RMT)
07715 324 107

TONY GANDOLFI (RMT)
07528 526 378

YOGESH PANKHANIA (TSSA)
07733 344 491

CLIVE STEADMAN (TSSA)
07764 390 792

DAVID MORGAN (TSSA)
07753 898 077

£5 MIN TOP- up-assaults on the increase

Since the introduction of the £5 Min-top, there have been reports of staff being verbally assaulted because they are having to turn people away from windows because they didnt want to top up a £5 or more. One witnessed by myself was a SAMF who had nobody waiting, sending an woman to the machine that had 3 people waiting-cue mutterings of extreme discontent and foul language.

Issues with Nosing stones on Platforms

There have been several reports of nosing stones on edge of platforms becoming very unstable, and the concrete under them becoming very slushy in this cold weather. I have asked all Local H+S reps to investigate this. Please see attachment for more info.

National Station and Associated Grades Liason Commitee-meeting.

On September 16th 2008, 1400, RMT head office, the Liason Commitee meeting of the National Station and Associated Grades Conference will take place. This meeting is to discuss progress of motions and conference. Whilest any voting can only take place by the elected commitee, visitors are most welcome to come and take part in the debate and share ideas.

What Next For Revenue Control?

After senior managers' cull of Duty Revenue Control Managers and Admin, what next for Revenue Control Inspectors - a special meeting has been called by Ross Marshall, Health and Safety rep for BCV. All members invited to discuss the new set up, tactics, future plans and internal RMT plans for RCIs. Meeting will take place at 1400hrs at Unity House (RMT Head Office) on Friday 22 August. Special Guest Speaker is Steve Hedley, London Transport Regional Secretary.

Stop Liver Testing On London Underground

Last week's RMT AGM in Nottingham passed a motion condemming Liver Tests on London Underground. These tests are being used as part of the Drugs & Alcohol procedure. There have been several cases of people who are not alcoholics but because they fail these tests (in some cases only just fail) they are being threatened with their jobs. There is no known policy or procedure. The National Officers of the RMT will now be taking this issue up with LUL. If you have had any issues regarding this, let us know.

Should Revenue Control Have their own branch?

As London Underground have decided to make 1 "Super Revenue Control Dept" is it now time to make a seperate Revenue Control RMT Branch? Ideas and Comments would be most welcome.

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