Saturday, September 26, 2009

National President Attending Waterloo Branch

On the 29th October the RMT National President John Leach is attending Waterloo Branch, John will be addressing the Branch on National Issues that this Union is dealing with.

This is John's last term as National President of this Union, and if you can come along to the Branch to wish him all the best for the future.

Pat Sikorski Presents Membership Award

At the Last Branch Meeting on the 24th September Pat Sikorski (Assistant General Secretary) was in attendance and presented one our members with a 10 year Membership Badge.

Pat said it was an honour to present this badge and said what a commitement it was to the member for his loyality to the RMT.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rail Union Learning Rep

To advise that Waterloo Branch has nominated Deborah Rios-Alonso as a Rail Union Learning Representative, Deborah can be contacted on the details below, to also advise that Mark Manwearing is the RMT Lead Rail Union Rep and Mark can be contacted on the details below:

Deborah Rios-Alonso
Mobile: 07960 074 022

Mark Manwearing
Mobile: 07956 569 921

Monday, September 14, 2009

Waterloo Branch Recruitment Committee

To advise following the recruitment exercise covered in the Waterloo Branch area last week, which was a sucess, we will be looking at setting up a permanent recruitment plan for this area, and a committee to be set up at the next Branch Meeting to enable for this to be a sucess.

A Recruitment plan is in the process of being put together, if you are interested in participating in this important exercise please contact me or come along to a Branch Meeting, so we can arrange dates and also provide you with the necessary tools for the job ie Recruitment materials.

Assistant General Secretary Pat Sikorski is attending Waterloo Branch

To advise Pat Sikorski (Assistant General Secretary) will be attending the Branch meeting on the 24th September, Pat will be updating members on National Issues that he deals with and will also be available to take questions from members and will be presenting long service membership badges also.

Motion Sent To Head Office

I am writing to you in regards a Waterloo Branch meeting that took place on the 27th August 2009, where a motion was carried through the Branch and the motion is as below.

“We the Waterloo Branch are concerned about the Cleaning levels both on the Trains that South West Trains operate within the network, and also the cleaning that is maintained within all areas at Waterloo Station, this being that a reduction of staff on both Trains and on Stations is causing cleaning not to be carried out at a high level, and feel that Health and Safety is being neglected especially in light of the Swine Flu academic and also a potential Fire Risk with the amount of rubbish being left and not cleaned on Trains”

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Demonstation-Uskmouth Power Station....

Brothers and Sisters,

Please excuse the general nature of this email, but please note the attached email
re: a demonstration taking place this coming Monday morning, at 6AM, at Uskmouth Power Station, Newport, South Wales.

The demonsration has been organised in response to the construction industry breaking long-standing agreements with the Unions - many of you will remember the similar situation at Lindsey Oil Refinery erlier this year.

I know that it is short notice, but if any of you are able to come along and offer support, it would be fantastic to see you. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you are able to come but need directions, etc. Very limited accomodation (i.e. sleeping bags on the floor!!) can be arranged at Chez Harrison for anyone that wants to travel to South Wales on Sunday afternoon / evening to attend the protest on Monday morning.

I'll be taking my VW camper (rapidly becoming known as the RMT Cymru Battle Bus!!) to the protest on Monday morning, so there will room available for people that need a lift on a first come, first served basis.Please do bring this to the attention of your Branch members.

If we can get some RMT banners there to support our colleagues in the construction industry, i know it will be very much appreciated.

All the very best to you all as always,Greg Harrison Secretary - RMT Cardiff Rail (0294) Branch 118 Court Road Grangetown Cardiff CF11 6SE