Charing Cross group

Charing Cross, Lambeth North and Elephant & Castle stations.

Management Of Charing Cross Flooding Came Close To Ending In Disaster

TUBE UNION RMT today demanded an urgent review of safety procedures and an assurance that crucial lessons have been learnt after an internal report into the flooding of Charing Cross station by water from the Trafalgar Square fountains two weeks ago revealed that the incident almost ended in disaster.

Proposed Station Groups Reorganisation: Details for the Bakerloo line

London Underground's proposed new groups for the Bakerloo line are as follows:

Wembley Central - Harrow & Wealdstone, Kenton, South Kenton, North Wembley, Wembley Central, Stonebridge Park, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Queens Park - 9 stations, c.95 staff

  • Current number of staff = 40, but this is signficantly and artificially low, as London Underground has still not increased the staffing of these stations to LU levels following their transfer from Silverlink in November 2007.

Jerome Bowes

Update on Jerome, his Employment tribunal has been postponed for 2 months. We are having a collection for him on the group and if you wish to contribute please contact SS Sandiford or SS Murphy at Elephant and Castle for more details.

Drivers: Vote Yes to Defend Jerome Bowes

Bakerloo line RMT branch has produced this special newsletter following the circulation of a fake 'RMT' notice designed to get drivers not to support Jerome.

The text is below. The newsletter is attached as a PDF.


use your vote - yote YES!

All drivers are reminded that the ballot for strike action closes on September 10th. Please return your ballot paper with a yes vote.

RMT condemns Tube's 'cavalier' attitude to safety as 23 people spend nearly 1½ hours stuck in lift during station-staff strike

RMT press release, issued today

LONDON UNDERGROUND'S biggest union today condemned the company's cavalier attitude to safety after it emerged that 23 passengers, including a child, were trapped in a lift at Elephant and Castle station for nearly an hour-and-a-half on Friday night.

The passengers' ordeal, which began at around 21:30, was prolonged unnecessarily because inexperienced and inadequately trained managers drafted in to scab on striking station staff had been left in charge, RMT said today.

RMT station staff on Tube’s East Ham and Charing Cross station groups to strike tomorrow in separate disputes

RMT press release, issued today

RMT Station Staff working at eleven Tube stations between Plaistow and Upminster on London Underground’s District Line and at Elephant and Castle, Charing Cross and Lambeth North on the Bakerloo are to strike for 24 hours from 04:30 tomorrow, Friday August 22 in two separate disputes.

Charing Cross group strike: report

A quick initial report - more from the local rep later. Today's strike in defence of sacked CSA Jerome Bowes(which started last night) was 100% solid, with no strike-breaking by station staff. Some drivers refused to cross the picket line. Management, though, kept the stations open by bringing in managers, RCIs and admin staff, having issued them with licences over the last few days.

Station staff at Charing Cross, Lambeth North and Elephant and Castle to strike from tonight over unfair sacking

RMT press release, issued today

AROUND 100 RMT Tube station staff at Elephant and Castle, Charing Cross and Lambeth North are to strike for 24 hours from 19:00 tonight to demand the re-instatement of a colleague dismissed after defending himself against a violent assault on New Year's Eve.

Jerome Bowes strike!

STRIKE Announced!

Following the disgraceful way in which Jerome Bowes was sacked, RMT members on the Charing Cross group have voted in favour by 90 percent for industrial action in support of Jerome.

Bowes ballot!

The result of the ballot is in with a 90 percent yes vote returned, the papers returned were 40 with 36 yes and 4 no's. We will be discussing possible dates for action with our members and reps so watch this space for more information.

To read the background to the strike ballot, click here.