I couldn't find this anywhere else so decided to post it here for all to see.
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.
From the Level 1 meeting 19th of October 2010
This morning I met with the GSM who presented me and the TSSA rep with the new rosters.
As we look at our local predicament we must not lose sight of the attack on jobs in other locations, and the fact that our nightmare has become reality for someone somewhere on the combine.
SIS have been doing the rounds at stations, asking questions, giving out questionable information, and reporting on staff attitudes to Management - everyword seemingly unquestioned.
Read the attachment for a fuller account and suggestions for dealing with spies.
A warm welcome to our new colleagues from Barbican and Farringdon
On the 23rd of August 2009 Barbican and Farringdon, staff rostered at those stations and some reserve staff joined the Liverpool Street group.
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
I was elected as industrial rep for the Liverpool Street Group in May this year. The following is my introduction which was sent round to all station on the group.
If you have any issues that you would like to discuss with me please email them to me.
“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.
As part of the ongoing campaign against the McNulty Report the RMT and its sister unions are organising a further campaigning day of action on Wednesday March 21, Budget Day.
POSTED ON BEHALF OF MALCOLM TAYLOR
Following a meeting between functional reps and LU management, a proposal by LU has been presented to the TU's for moving the OE staff into established positions this proposal is as follows:
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.
Latest RMT Platform Newsletter containing an update on Olympics payment and working hours for station staff, our right to 28 days' notice of duties, station safety issues....and more.
Gerry Duffy's recent letter to Bob Crow about uniform cleaning token shows that there is a great divide between what management think they know and what it actually the case.
Report from Gavin Bowtell. RMT Industrial and Health & Safety Rep for the Liverpool Street group on the recent Uniform Consultative Committee.
PDF below can be printed off for display.
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
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.
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
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.
Includes a special letter from Malcolm Taylor the Staff Side Secretary.