Bakerloo Line branch

This branch includes all RMT members who work on the Bakerloo Line - stations, revenue and trains.

It meets at 16:00 on the first Thursday of each month in <a href="http://www.pubs.com/pub_details.cfm?ID=161">The Clachan</a> on Kingly Street, near Oxford Circus. Click <a href="http://www.multimap.com/maps/?&hloc=GB|W1B5QH">here</a> for a map.

Bakerloo News April 2012

Newsletter of the Bakerloo Branch

Proposed Job Cuts: Marylebone Group

Marylebone

  • Losing 1 x SAMF full time
  • Losing 1 x CSA full time

Regents Park

  • Losing full time SAMF position in favour of part time SAMF position

Maida Vale

  • Losing 2 x SAMF full time
  • Gaining 1 x CSA part time

Warwick Avenue

  • Losing 2 x SAMF full time

Kilburn Park

  • Losing 1 x SAMF full time

Marylebone, ready for a scrap!

From Bakerloo branch RMT newsletter ...

Having seen the proposed new rosters at Marylebone, staff there are ready for strike action. The proposed roster will get rid of one member of gateline staff and one SAMF leaving just one person to staff the gateline during the morning peak.

Support from a Bakerloo passenger

Just to say that I was saddened to hear of the proposed staff cuts on the Bakerloo line. When I last used Warwick Avenue station, the member of staff topped up my Oyster card quicker than I could have done (I was running late as usual).

More Support From Passengers

"I wanted to protest vigorously at the planned cut of staff at Warwick Avenue Station.

"This very busy station is important to all its users- tourists, locals, business people travelling at peak times. It has been the target of many incidents prevented by the attendance of its vigilant and kind staff

"I feel that it is important to keep it adequately staffed at all times."

Ann Futter

Silverlink JWP 18th May 2010

After not meeting since October 2009 your reps and management met again on Tuesday 18th May to continue talks surrounding issues on the ex-silverlink stations. Items discussed were as follows:

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.

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London Underground plans to:

Hello from your health & safety Rep Gary Mottram

Hello to you all to you all just write to say that I have now started using this web site to communicate what issues I am currently dealing with as your Health & Safety Rep.

The next Health & Safety level one is Thursday 30th October. This is a meeting were the GSM & Health & Safety reps discuss any Health & Safety issues occurring on the group.

Oxford Circus Group Level 1 meeting 05/11/09

The next level1 meeting for the Oxford Circus is on 05/11/09.
If any member has any issues they want me to raise please email me.

One of issues I will be raising again is the 28 day rule from the AAW(Attendance at Work policy).

Things can only get better?????

A year on and have things improved at all on the Marylebone group....a shuffle in the management and where did it lead us? The whole group was optimistic with cries of it can't get any worse surely? who were we kidding! A new GSM and what did they actually improve...nothing!

Ex Silverlink a model for the future??

Over a year on since the dispute and still no closer

Following last years dispute and supposed resolution over the treatment and working conditions of our comrades on the Wembley Central group we are still no closer to getting what was agreed and hardly none of what was meant to be implemented has happened.

Report: ex-Silverlink Joint Working Party, Monday 20 July

As well as the attack on Core Station Supervisor training outlined here, the following issues were also discussed at Monday's Joint Working Party about the ex-Silverlink stations:

Ex-Silverlink Stations: Management Attack Core Supervisor Role

London Underground management are trying to whittle away the core roles of a Station Supervisor by creating a part-qualified Supervisor grade on the ex-Silverlink stations. RMT believes that this is both unfair on the staff who will take up these Supervisor jobs and a threat to the Station Supervisor grade in general. We are insisting that all Station Supervisor grades must continue to receive the full core Supervisor training and not be de-skilled.

Jobs Disappearing Through the Back Door!

Your RMT Reps have received information that shows London Underground (LUL) cutting jobs through the back door. The RMT has called for an emergency meeting with LUL management to explain what they are doing and await their reply to our request.

Marylebone Latest

Following the 6 referrals from the Marylebone group regarding breaches of the framework, an ad-hoc Stations & Revenue Council meeting is scheduled for the 17th March.

What hours do you work?

I may be proven wrong but last time I checked, we on LUL work five days a week and have a framework in place to stop us working excessive hours/days. Not so if you work on the Marylebone group!

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.

Government Puts Flexible Working Rights Extension On Hold

This resolution was unanimously agreed by RMT's National Women's Advisory Committee on 11 November, having been submitted by Bakerloo and Central Line West branches. It will now go to the union's Executive for their consideration.

This union is appalled at the announcement by Peter Mandelson that the government's plans to extend flexible working rights to parents of all children under 16 have been put on hold due to the economic crisis.

Government Bails out the Bosses - What about the Workers?

Nicked and condensed from the Bakerloo branch newsletter

Capitalism is in crisis: world markets collapse, banks are part-nationalised and the government bails out big business to the tune of billions of pounds. Naturally the talk in the mess room is “what’s happening with the pay negotiations?”

Workers on the Tube want to safeguard our livelihood. Many workers are mortgaged up to the eyeballs and seeing our homes sink into negative equity. But will London’s Tube workers be treated as favourably as London’s bankers?