Submitted by rmtplatform on Fri, 27/08/2010 - 18:00
I have written this article for my local anti-cuts campaign newsletter in Hackney ...
We may not have London Underground here in Hackney (except at our very edges!), but the loss of 800 Tube staff posts would still affect us - in a very bad way. So, many Hackney residents and workers fully support Tube unions RMT and TSSA in their campaigning and industrial action against these cuts.
Submitted by outcast on Thu, 26/08/2010 - 06:06
Just a quick newsletter putting out strike dates etc that have been released.
Can anyone let me know if the strike starting at 21:00 hours is a tools down all out situation or work to end of shift just so I can clarify this with a few people.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Fri, 20/08/2010 - 12:58
In a democratic and civilised society the right to strike is second only to the right to vote.
Nevertheless many members of the public and of the political establishment abhor this fundamental right.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Wed, 11/08/2010 - 16:47
Dear Colleague the latest newsletter for the Liverpool Street Group is attached.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Wed, 11/08/2010 - 16:07
Our fundamental objections are to:
1 full time SAMF to go!
SAMFs no longer a 0700-1100 duty, it is no 0615-1400 with a 0515 start on some Thursdays.
1 full time CSA to go!
reduction in weekends for CSAs
2 duties to cover at Liverpool Street station – which may be seen as a further dilution of rostered status.
1 full time CSA job to go
Fewer weekends off
Submitted by outcast on Tue, 10/08/2010 - 16:35
Right Issue 8 (Yeah I know I forgot to upload a few dont blame me I was born stupid)
Obviously about the job cuts etc etc blah blah with a few other random Rants
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Sat, 07/08/2010 - 14:25
One of the SAMFs at Liverpool Street Station and a recent recruit to the RMT Union supplied me with some excellent criticism of the proposed job cuts and roster, he wrote:
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Fri, 30/07/2010 - 14:48
The special edition of For The Record list job cuts.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Thu, 22/07/2010 - 09:44
We who work on London Underground know just how finely a line is daily trod between organised chaos and unbridled chaos in the functioning of the transport system.
We know of the potential dangers to which passengers are exposed daily in their use of the escalators and lifts, the platforms and stairwells.
We know also of the dangers that go unseen but which are still very real such as fires, the dangers which but for us and our vigilance might go unnoticed - I'm thinking here of the fraudsters who clone credit cards at POMs, and terrorism.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Tue, 22/06/2010 - 17:13
Stations & Revenue Report
Staff Our Stations Campaign: Ballot
Recruitment and retention
Health & Safety Report
Any other business
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Tue, 15/06/2010 - 13:11
Recently I have represented members at two LDIs both were for breaches of the AAW Policy.
Submitted by Ross on Mon, 07/06/2010 - 12:03
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
Submitted by Ross on Mon, 07/06/2010 - 11:59
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
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Tue, 01/06/2010 - 11:03
It seems to be a never ending complaint that LUL managers harass and invade the privacy of our members and cause alarm and distress to them and their next of kin by making unsolicited calls whilst our members are off sick – even to the point of abusing the emergency contact details that are provided.
Submitted by outcast on Sat, 29/05/2010 - 08:39
Right those that have seen me in the last few weeks would of heard me mumblng about starting a podcast. Well in all reality the first episode has been around since just after the election but I have been waiting for Itunes to give me the feed ID: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/easthammer/id374217664
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Wed, 26/05/2010 - 12:28
• Minutes from previous meeting 7th April 2010
• Staff Our Stations Campaign
• Recruitment and retention Plan
• Local Reports,
• Stations & Revenue Council Reports,
• Stations and Revenue H&S Reports.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Mon, 10/05/2010 - 08:17
I have written the following article for 'Solidarity' newspaper ...
One of London Underground's pretexts for cutting jobs and slashing ticket office opening times is that new technology, in the form of the 'Oyster' smartcard ticketing system, has significantly reduced purchases at ticket office windows. There are several reasons why this 'reason' is disingenuous:
Submitted by outcast on Sat, 01/05/2010 - 04:04
Easthammer 6 is now out a totally different format because I was bored and decided to make it into a 4 page booklet when printed. I would still like input from other Reps in the Branch as I only know whats going on at my group. This is now an 8 page version although it may go back to four for other editions but I thought I would include a Centre fold poster (No not that kind)
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Mon, 26/04/2010 - 22:23
This updated version of For the Record April 2010 contains news about:
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Mon, 19/04/2010 - 23:23
The attached is the April edition of For the Record which this month contains:
• News about the job cuts
• Information on activities by the union to prevent the job cuts
• Roster issues for Farringdon, Liverpool Street and SCRA’s
• Long-weekend for reserves under-threat.
• Mystery shoppers and other news & information.