Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Dear colleagues,

Those of you who are RMT members and find yourselves with some spare time over the holidays may like to help road test RMT Junction – the union’s social networking website which is to be officially launched next month.

You can register at with your RMT membership number and National Insurance number.

The ideas is to give RMT members a place to meet online to discuss workplace and other issues in a secure environment. If you need help with things then drop me a line any time over the holidays and I will get back to you to explain the functions etc.

Chris Kasrils
RMT Web Editor
020 7529 8880

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Select Service Partner Workers (Membership Fees)

It has been agreed by the RMT that all Select Service Partner workers who join the RMT will only pay £1.00 per week, the RMT has recognised that the SSP workers are on low pay and after discussions within the Unions Organisation this was agreed.
The Waterloo Branch activists will be at Waterloo 3 days every month within 2010, and this is to speak and liase with SSP workers and to ensure they are protected by the RMT........

If any SSP worker wishes to join the RMT please contact myself Mobile: 07956 555 292 e-mail: join on line or call on freephone 0800-376-3706


TRAIN DRIVER Alex Gordon has been elected to serve as the President of RMT, Britain’s biggest specialist transport union, for the coming three years.

In the postal ballot that closed today Bristol-based Alex, who will take up office in January, beat four other candidates and replaces John Leach, a London Underground worker whose term of office ends at the close of the year.

RMT’s President is the most senior lay official in the union, whose responsibility is to uphold the union’s rulebook and to preside over meetings of the union’s executive bodies, including the sovereign annual general meeting.

“Alex Gordon is a highly respected RMT activist who has served his union at all levels, from the all-important local rep to the union’s executive, and I know he will make an excellent President,” RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Following on from the launch and sucess of The Battle For Waterloo on the 27th November 2009 for the recruitment and Retention for the Waterloo Branch area, and as advised this will be a continous Activity and this will be done throughout 2010, and the dates for this are as below, could you please let me know as to which dates you would be available so teams can be set up for the days below......also to confirm loss of earnings will be paid for the days you attend.....

Dates for 2010

26th January 23rd February 23rd March 27th April 25th May 22nd June 27th July
27th January 24th February 24th March 28th April 26th May 23rd June 28th July
28th January*25th February* 25th March* 29th April* 27th May* 24th June* 29th July*

24th August 28th September 26th October 23rd November 21st December
25th August 29th September 27th October 24th November 22nd December
26th August* 30th September* 28th October* 25th November* 23rd December*

*Branch meeting after the Recruitment Activity....the meeting point on these dates will be at Waterloo under the Main Station clock at 11-00am

I look forward to hearing from you in regards this, and also would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Xmas and a Happy 2010


Friday, December 4, 2009

Battle For Waterloo (Launch)

To advise that the over 30 Activists from all over the Country met at Waterloo on the 27th November 2009 for the Launch of Battle of Waterloo for Recruitment and Retention activity, the activists covered all areas at Waterloo these included SWT/Select Service Partners/Network Rail/London Taxis

This Union has agreed to reduce the membership costs for Select Service Partners to £1.00 per week this is due to these groups of staff being on low pay and this Union wants to recruit and Organise these staff.
5 Members of the executive along with 2 Regional Organisers were involved in this activity along with Bob Crow in attendance where several photos were taken throughout the day.
Bob Crow addressed the Branch and stated how important it was to recruit and organise staff within Select Service partners so that this Union can improve their working conditions and improve their low rates of pay.
Further activity will take place in 2010 where we will arrange for teams of activists around the Waterloo Branch area, these dates to be confirmed.

Myself and Alan Potage Recruitment Co-ordinator would like to thank all for the hard work put in on the day, and we would like to put on record this is only the start of the activity we will continue this in the weeks and monthes to come.