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We have been working hard to bring the Waterloo Nine Elms website back into being after sadly losing our old '.org' address. We are pleased to report things have gone well and we are now up and running.
Waterloo Nine Elms Branch currently holds two domains names, they are ;
Both are identical and therfore there is no benefit using one rather than another. The first address is for the die-hards of the branch who don't mind typing, and the second is for those who have a job remembering long addresses!. For those that don't know, we are ASLEF branch 222. Both these domain name are registered seperately from the service provider meaning should things not work out, we will be easily able to point the new domains to a new host (less down time).
Article first added on : Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +0000....... Final update on : Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +0000





Full electrification of Britain's rail network will lead to a cleaner, more environmentally friendly railway and help protect the long term sustainability of our industry for both passenger and freight services. Support the campaign by adding your name to the petition. The closing date to sign is 07/08/2012.
Article first added on : Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:00:00 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:00:00 +0000





ASLEF are campaigning for all drivers irrespective of when they joined the railway to receive the same Travel facilities. Part of the campaign was an Early Day Motion (500) for the parliament session 2010-11. The date for your MP to sign has passed now.
Article first added on : Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:00:01 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:47:29 +0000





While looking through the visitor logs for this site, we noticed that some of our members use Talktalk or Carphone Warehouse as their broadband provider. We also noticed that each page they visited on this site was also visited moments later by a TalkTalk web robot. If you are with Talktalk or Carphone Warehouse you are being stalked!!!
Read more by clicking here (external link)
Article first added on : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:49:39 +0000....... Final update on : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:49:39 +0000





Our three LDC candidates have been encouraged to supply a photo and election address. The reason being, Waterloo is a large depot spilt between two messrooms. We can not expect all our members to know each of the candidates, or what they stand for. We want all of you to know who is who, and want to encourage as many members as possible to vote in a knowledgable way.

This scheme is open to all candidates, but it is voluntary. So far, we have received all three photos and two election address's. DO check back here before the 10th of October (election day) and have a read as the final candidate may supply an address.

To view the election page, click here
Article first added on : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 23:13:18 +0000....... Final update on : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 23:13:18 +0000





We have added an RSS feed to the Waterloo Nine Elms branch newspage. Click on the orange RSS button if you wish to subscribe.
Article first added on : Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:26:50 +0000....... Final update on : Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:18:05 +0000





Company Council are pleased to report that after a lengthy meeting with SWT today they finally reached a position with the pay negotiations that they are happy to put before the drivers of SWT for a referendum.

The agreement reached between Company Council and SWT will be put before the Executive Committee of ASLEF in the morning of the 11th October for them to sanction. Company Council will then go through the deal with the staff reps from all depots in the afternoon of the 11th October.

There will then be a joint branch meeting at Woking BRSA club from 18:00hrs where all ASLEF drivers are welcome to attend. A newsletter will be produced shortly after the 11th October explaining the deal in detail.
Article first added on : Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:12:43 +0000....... Final update on : Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:12:43 +0000





In alphabetical order :
95 votes cast, 1 spoiled paper.

Dave Guningham has been elected by the branch to go through to the SWT 1996 procedure as the official ASLEF candidate for LDC rep at Waterloo.
Article first added on : Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:39:01 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:24:05 +0000





Mick Whelan has been elected the new General Secretary of ASLEF.
The votes were cast as follows :
Mick Whelan wins the second and final round by 225 votes.
Article first added on : Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:44:08 +0000....... Final update on : Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:44:08 +0000





The results are as follows ;
998 Papers sent
857 (85.87%) Papers returned
141 (14.12%) Papers not returned
621 (62.22%) Voted YES
232 (23.24%) Voted NO
    4 (  0.40%) Spoiled papers

Statto Corner.........
Of the 857 that returned their voting papers ;
72.46% Voted Yes
27.07% Voted No
  0.46% Spoiled their paper

If the 141 who didn't return their paper plus the 4 that spoiled their vote had all voted NO ;
The NO vote would have been 37.77%

Message from Martin Dye on behalf of the SWT Company Council:
We would like to thank everybody for voting - regardless of weather you voted for or against - it is just good to see that so many members actually voted.
Article first added on : Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:41:08 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 07 Nov 2011 22:54:11 +0000





The results of the AGM election of Branch Officers is as follows

Chairman Marz Colombini
Vice Chair Dave Guningham
Branch Secretary Steve Richardson
Assistant Secretary John Wynne
LDC Co-Opt Waterloo Richard Brookes and Dave Johnson
LDC Co-Opt Clapham Victor Martin
H&S Co-Opt Waterloo Tim Castro
H&S Co-Opt Clapham Richard Lee
Branch Trustees Mark Beckett and Charley Martin
Branch Auditors Jon Supple and Trevor Williams
District Council Delegate Steve Richardson
Pensions Champion John Wynne
Article first added on : Tue, 06 Dec 2011 06:25:48 +0000....... Final update on : Tue, 06 Dec 2011 06:25:48 +0000





A member of our branch has written a small Excel file to help you work out your back pay. The tool doesn't work out the monies owed, but totals up the hours you are due making it easy to compare column by column what you have received in period 9 with the totals from period 1 to 8. If you would like to make use of this tool, Click here. Do read the instructions before changing any of the cells. While every effort has been made to add all the fields you can get on your payslip, there is a chance some may have been missed out. If you spot any omitions, please ask a member of the LDC to pass on the info to the webmaster who will in turn pass info on to the creator.
Article first added on : Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:44:31 +0000....... Final update on : Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:39:46 +0000





This branch is sad to announce the passing of Bro Golligher at the age of 64. Our thoughts are with Bills family at this time. When we have details of the Funeral they shall be posted on this site.
Article first added on : Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:15:45 +0000....... Final update on : Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:15:45 +0000





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Article first added on : Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:24:33 +0000....... Final update on : Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:24:33 +0000