Useful ways to keep members informed

Hi all

It was brought to my attention that not everyone’s a geek like me, and some don’t have a clue what a podcast is, where to get one, or how to make one. So for possibly the first time ever, I'm going to do a post that’s going to be a bit educational and maybe prompt someone to do a podcast for their own group or branch.

So let's look into my ways of keeping members informed (if they listen is another issue altogether).

Obviously you have the standard newsletter and sending out emails so I won't go into that.


East Ham Branch Meeting Dates

Please find below all dates until Dec 2010 for the East Ham Branch Meetings.

Please note all Meetings are on a Thursday directions at the bottom of the post

  • November 5th
  • December 3rd
  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th
  • April 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 11th
  • December 2nd

    Please note these dates may change but I will keep this updated if the situation arises


“We note that a well-attended meeting of our London Underground representatives unanimously recommended rejection of London Underground’s Olympics offer, taking the firm view that any offer should be for all grades and that there should not be any changes to the rules governing working conditions set out in the Framework Agreements. We therefore reject London Underground’s offer.

Signal September/October 2011

In this edition read about:

The Pay Offer (what it is and what is happening).

Barbican returns to SS3 but what about the rostered Supers there? The rep believes they should be able to remain there on their SS2 salary. LUL disagree's.

Opening Staff Lockers - Train side seem to have a procedure for this station side does not.

The Hammersmith & City Branch AGM.

SIGNAL August Edition

Dear Colleagues in this edition of SIGNAL you can read about:

• The idea of using reasonable force/ and counter attack
• Olympic rewards and recognition (from Stations Functional Council)
• Barbican and Farringdon Upgrade/downgrade developments (from Stations Functional Council)
• Wheelchair user evac training – a Health and Safety Bulletin

GGC A fair representation of the workers?

I am thoroughly fed up with the GGC of this Union seemingly ignoring anything that we as members decide upon.

This time they have ignored our call for a boycott of the AFM machines and all the other suggestions we made at the meeting where the GGC insisted we were released to put our feelings forward as "recommendations to the GGC" time and time again it feels like were not only fighting management but some very odd decision making by the union beaurocrats. No wonder we are losing members hand over fist.

Rtw interviews

It's just been brought to my attention that during rtw interviews according to our gsm and a Dsm when we sign the form we do not sign for what the Dsm ticks ie sick sickness explained etc. I just want some clarification on this before I lose it with our waste of space management



"Hard times still to come but it will only be made easier if we stand together" - New Year Message from Malcolm Taylor

2010 was a tough year for our members with increases in workloads due to the amount of vacancies not being filled by the company, and facing the prospect of mass job cuts, displacements and a huge ramp up from management in sending people to company disciplinary interviews (where a vast majority of these ending in sackings), so it is with pride that I see our membership is still solid and remains the majority voice within LU.