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Displaced Part-Time Staff and the Part-time workers (prevention of less favourable treatment) Regulations 2000

Part Time Employees Being Treated Less Favourably

Below is a template of what you should advise a member to do if they are part time and they believe that they have been less favourably treated than a full time colleague, this template has been sent out to all reps by email.

Looking after someone: a guide to carers’ rights and benefits 2010/11

So you’re a carer?

Like most carers you’ve probably answered ‘no’ to that question. That’s one of the things about being a ‘carer’ - you don’t really see yourself as one! Most of us just think of ourselves as a mum or dad, a son or daughter, a husband, wife, partner or friend. And yet the experience of looking after a family member, partner or friend is very common.

Management's Response and our Failure to Agree: Job Cuts and Roster 2010

Dear Colleagues you may remember the details of our collective grievance from back in August 2010 if not you can find them by following this link: http://www.rmtplatform.org.uk/node/857.
The GSM has now provided a response which I have repudiated today. Please take a look. It’s six pages long, but it will give you a clear idea of what I’ve been up to in level 1 meetings.

Another Complaint about BBC's coverage of Tube strike

Having initially complained to Ofcom and discovered that they don't deal with complaints about the BBC, I have (again) complained to the BBC itself about its inaccurate. Here's my complaint.

Today, the BBC has repeatedly referred to the Tube strike being about 800 job losses 'in ticket offices'. This is inaccurate.

Complaint about strike coverage: BBC replies

You may remember that I complained to the BBC about their reporting of our strikes, where they continually referred to "800 job cuts in ticket offices", when in fact many of the job cuts are among CSAs, who work around the stations, not in the ticket offices. You can read my complaint here.

The BBC has responded. The response is pretty woeful - you can read both it, and my response to it, below.

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Dear Ms Booth

Reference CAS-335979

Thank you for your e-mail regarding coverage of the London Underground strike.

The case of the Roaming CSA's

Hi all

Just a quick one to let you know of something kind of worrying that has started to happen.

The other day the Early turn SS didnt show up at Cannon St so the station was closed low and behold someone must of realised that its Hendys home station and quickly hunted around for someone to man the station. At approx 06:30 the early turn CSA was sent from East Ham to cover Cannon St.

Easthammer Issue 9

Issue 9 of Easthammer just a simple 4 page duplex this time including a brief rundown of the picket lines. Brief advice whilst babysitting and a not so subtle dig at those doing overtime. Plus photos from the picket line as a middle page with messages of support..

This time with the attachment

Strike Leaflet with dates and times

Dear Colleagues,

The votes have been cast in favour of strike action and action short of strike. We have voted to take action and now is the time to act.
Do not book on for any duty beginning between:
21.00 hours  on Monday 6th September until 20.59 hours  on Tuesday 7th September.
Nor from 21.00 hours on Sunday 3rd October  until 20.59 hours  on Monday 4th October.