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.

Personal letter to Bakerloo station staff: Defend Eamonn Lynch

Dear Colleague,


Staff Our Stations @ Elephant & Castle

on Thursday 6th of May @ 1400hrs the S. O. S. campaign will leaflet the public at Elephant & Castle station.

RMT will be appearing outside various stations over the coming weeks, giving out leaflets and collecting signatures. Keep checking back to this website for dates and details - and join us if you can!

Leaflet for passengers: Elephant & Castle and Warwick Avenue stations

RMT members will be giving out leaflets to passengers at Elephant & Castle and Warwick Avenue stations. Click '1 attachment' / file name (below) to view and download the leaflet, and in you print it out, cut it in half! You can read the text below.


London Underground plans to:

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.

Collecting Fares on the Gateline?

RMT has forced LUL management to postpone a 'trial' of CSAs collecting fares on the gateline - and if the company persists with the idea, then RMT will continue to oppose it.

Brand new rep on the group

Following an amazing turnout for the voting at the last Branch our new rep on the group is CSA Andy Bone you can contact him on 07866-685930. I hope you will all give Andy your full support in his new role

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.

Continuing the fight for Brother Bowes

Whist the Union looks to ballot Drivers, Station staff on the Charing cross group carried out another 24 hours of industrial action in support of Jerome Bowes.

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.

Re-instate Jerome Bowes! Station Staff - Strike Again!

RMT members on the Charing Cross Group can be proud of the tremendous support shown for their colleague, Jerome Bowes during the strike held in July. Only 3 members of staff showed up for work and it was down to managers and RCI’s to keep the stations open.

Strike day 1 and our brothers assaulted

Only three non-members came into work on Sunday/Monday causing the Management to cover stations with th RCi's, DSM's and office staff which showed great support for our sacked colleague Jerome Bowes.

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.

Striking Tube staff attacked during protest at unfair sacking

RMT press release, issued today

A man was arrested by plain clothes police this morning following an attack on striking station attendants at Elephant and Castle Underground station.

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.

Stand up for Brother Bowes - You could be next - VOTE YES!

From the new Bakerloo Line RMT newsletter - you can download the newsletter by clicking on the file name below.

RMT Council of Executives has formally supported Jerome Bowes after being sacked by LUL during an incident on new years eve 2007.