Submitted by rmtplatform on Tue, 13/04/2010 - 13:54
This is the speech I made to RMT's public meeting against job cuts on 31 March ...
I work as a Station Supervisor at Bank.
London Underground wants to cut hundreds of SAMF and CSA jobs. At my station, these grades work very hard in difficult conditions.
They are the people who:
- evacuate the station in emergencies
- answer questions and give information all day
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Sun, 11/04/2010 - 15:07
- Minutes from previous meeting 3rd March 2010
- Standing Orders
- Election of third contact for Staff our Stations Campaign
- Membership lists (change to agenda agreed by members present)
- Recruitment and retention Plan
- Standing Items: Stations & Revenue Council Report, Local Reports, Stations and Revenue H&SReport.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Tue, 06/04/2010 - 13:05
Free legal advice on criminal matters from Thompson's Solicitors
please find the attached poster for display in all staff areas.
Submitted by outcast on Mon, 29/03/2010 - 13:50
Issue 5 Of the Easthammer Newsletter yes I know I only just sent out Issue 4 but I have a lot on my mind
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Thu, 18/03/2010 - 18:07
Brothers and SIsters
The next meeting will be convened at 15:00hrs on Wednesday 7th of April.
All grades of station and revenue staff are invited and encouraged to come along to discuss and vote on the following:
1 Standing Orders:
that unless otherwise decided, all meetings shall begin at 15:00 and end at 16:45.
Five members shall form a quorum.
Submitted by outcast on Tue, 16/03/2010 - 11:20
On April 11th in association with the East Ham Branch a meeting is being held at the Barking Theater at 18:30. I urge all reps and Activists to come and show your support for this cause.
Bob Crow will be speaking on this issue at the meeting.
If you work on the East Ham Group itself then the idea of Nick Griffin getting voted in must send shivers down your spine. Imagine daily marches by neo nazi thugs harrassing both staff and passengers and the council itself approving them. This is what we have to look forward to if we dont make a stand.
Submitted by outcast on Sat, 13/03/2010 - 13:00
New Issue of Easthammer Uploaded things have been relatively quiet down this neck of the woods then along comes an announcement and I have enough to fill two sides.
Among the issues are :
£5 minimum Top Up
TSSA Agreeing to stick by RMT (Just a rumour I heard on the news)????
Staff Our Stations
BNP Court Ruling
and a few random bits and pieces
Please distribute across your groups
I have sent Approx 30 to Reps at Tower Hill and Embankment
Together we can fight this
Submitted by rmtplatform on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 17:38
London Underground tells us that it "has to" cut stations jobs because of the economic crisis. But a look at London Underground's history shows that this is not just untrue - it is the opposite of the truth.
Submitted by mac mckenna on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 13:59
Stop The Job Slaughter
So… let’s get it right from the start: the banks have screwed up; the bankers have screwed up; PPP has been a massive failure; Metronet has gone bankrupt; Tubelines is about to go bust too. Oh, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have drained billions that could have been spent on health, education and, er… public transport. But, but, but…it’s Tube workers who are expected to pay. They want to sack us to pay for their mess.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Sun, 07/03/2010 - 19:29
Election of secretary
Election of three 3 local reps to acts as points of contact for Staff our Station campaign
Staff our Stations Campaign
Minimum Oyster top-up
Recruitment and retention
Any other Business
Submitted by outcast on Tue, 02/03/2010 - 08:36
We have had enough of the abuse of Staff on our group with duties for Reserves having Duties changed by as much as 12 hours with 24 hours notice and Rostered Staff being moved to cover A/L and Vacancies so we have called an Emergency Level 1 for Thursday..
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Fri, 19/02/2010 - 16:55
Please find the attached February newsletter
Submitted by outcast on Wed, 10/02/2010 - 09:59
I recieved this email and it just made me think of how little the bosses actually think of the customers. Couldnt really think of any tags for it to go under
LONDON UNDERGROUND’S biggest union has demanded an explanation from Tube bosses after a signal failure at Farringdon last night left passengers stranded without advice or help to finish their journeys.
Submitted by outcast on Tue, 26/01/2010 - 14:25
The third Issue of the Easthammer newsletter is now uploaded to the web with a copy here as well please distribute it as widely across the group/Branch as possible.
Submitted by Ross on Tue, 26/01/2010 - 10:16
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.
Submitted by Ross on Tue, 26/01/2010 - 10:05
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.
Submitted by outcast on Fri, 15/01/2010 - 12:49
I am going to start uploading the Easthammer newsletter onto this site as well as Easthammer but a few changes will be made to how they are done
Submitted by outcast on Fri, 15/01/2010 - 12:27
Today I received a new leaflet from Steve Headley of which I have printed out around a 1000 of I will be handing these out on the trains on the way to work and slipping them inside of copies of the metro as and when i get a chance.
Submitted by Gavin Bowtell on Tue, 05/01/2010 - 17:05
Please find the attached newsletter For The Record for the RMT members of Liverpool Street Group.
You will notice that there are a number of underlined words and phrases. If you click on there you will be forwarded to a webpage relating to the something in the newsletter (if you are connected to the net that it. Some will open up an email window.
Please pass it on to any members of staff you know who are RMT member, but do not use TfL email addresses. A limited number of printed copies will be available.
Submitted by rmtplatform on Wed, 30/12/2009 - 14:42
Over on the RMT London Calling website, I have posted a detailed guide to the directions and guidance recently published by the PPP Arbiter. This is an important document, which may turn out to be a staging post in the collapse of Tube Lines and – following 2007’s similar collapse of Metronet – of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) itself.
Click the link to read the guide in full, or click 'read more' below to read extracts of particular concerns to station staff.