Sunday, August 30, 2009

Waterloo Branch Give Alex Gordon Supporting Nomination for National President

To advise following the Branches meeting on the 27th August 2009, the Waterloo Branch Members have decided to give the Supporting Nomination to Alex Gordon.

More information to follow in relation to Ballot Papers being sent out to members.

Friday, August 21, 2009

2009 Pay Award

To advise all members that your Negotiators will be entering into Pay Talks very soon for the October 2009 Pay award.

It would be of use if members can come along to the Branch to put forward your ideas that you wish for your negotiators to put forward on your behalf at these meetings.

Pete Gale will be in attendance at the Branch Meeting on the 27th August 2009, and will take your views on the October 2009 pay Talks...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review of Local Staff Reps Constituences (Retail)

:Sent to all Local Reps of the mentioned grades
:Copied to all Branch Secretaries



Dear Colleagues


You will be aware I hope that due to the reorganisation within South West Trains we have had to reorganise some of the local reps constituencies.

This has been agreed with the company and I enclose a copy of the agreed local staff representative’s constituencies with grades and activities within retail company council. As part of this re-negotiation it was agreed with South West Trains that we would re-advertise all of the positions within these areas. That does mean that sitting local representatives who wish to continue in their role will have to re-apply with immediate effect.

I can only apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause but I do feel that it will be necessary, to start us off on the correct footing as regards to the re-organisation within the company. Any existing representative or indeed any member of the RMT who wishes to stand as a local representative, should with immediate effect see their local manager to obtain a nomination form. This must be completed as appropriate and returned as quickly as possible. If I can be of any assistance in this regard then please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely

Pete Gale

Regional Organiser
Wessex Division
Mobile: 07946 386 762

Saturday, August 8, 2009

10 Year Membership Badge Presentation

At the last Waterloo Branch Meeting Alex Gordon (RMT Council Of Executive Member and potential candidate for the National President position) presented one of our Branch members with a 10 Year Membership badge.

Alex said that it was an honour to present this badge which represents how much loyality is shown to our Union.

Supporting Nomination

Following the Waterloo Branch meeting on the 30th July 2009, the Branch have nominated:

Brian Whitehead for the RMT Relief Regional Organisers Position (South)

Waterloo Branch New Venue

The Waterloo Branch has now found a new Home to hold its Branch Meetings, and the Venue detail is as below and the Venue Information will be be a permanent fixture on this site on the left hand site:

Hole in the Wall Public House

3 minutes walk from Waterloo Main Station (Exit 5 from the Station and is in Mepham Street opposite station.

Time 15-30pm (4th Thursday every Month)

(Picture to the left)

Wessex Area Recruitment Week

The Wessex Regional Council have put a plan together for Recruitment throughout the Region, the Waterloo Area will be covered on the dates below.

If any Activists are available to attend on these dates to carry out this very important exercise could you please contact me as soon as possible:

Monday 07th September 2009

Friday 11th September 2009

Time: TBC

Meeting Point: Waterloo Station (Main Station Clock Opposite Platform 11)

Special Guest at Waterloo Branch

To advise the RMT Wessex Regional Organiser Pete Gale will be attending the Branch meeting on the 27th August 2009, Pete will be addressing the Branch on Companies he Represents including South West Trains/Network Rail and Select Service Partners.

Pete will be also available to present the 10 and 25 Year RMT Membership Badges and will be available to take questions from our members present at the Meeting.
Welcome to the New Waterloo Branch Blog, as it has only just opened information will be placed on this site as soon as possible.

Please contact me if you would like to see other information that you as the member require on this site.