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The funeral of Bill will be held on Tuesday 17th January

A service will be held at St. Augustine's Erith Road, Slade Green at 11am but there is the opportunity to meet at the house beforehand at 10.30am

A second service will be held at Eltham Crematorium at 12:15pm. The nearest Station is Falconwood. Any Driver leaving from Waterloo, the 1105 from Waterloo East will arrive at Falconwood in good time. There is a short walk of fifteen minutes from Falconwood to Eltham Crematorium.

After the second service we will head to
The Sportsman Club
35 Moat Lane
Slade Green
DA8 2ND.
until 19.00.
See Map

Any donations that you would like to give, please give to Dr Bernado's
Article first added on : Wed, 04 Jan 2012 13:05:35 +0000....... Final update on : Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:09:18 +0000





To be held on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at The Woking Railway Club Commencing 18:00 hours.
Your Executive Committee Member, District Organiser & Company Council will be in Attendance.
Items in the AGENDA include ;
This meeting is open to all ASLEF SWT members.
Article first added on : Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:44:05 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:44:05 +0000





The Waterloo Nine Elms branch Chairman had the pleasure of presenting three of our members with long service badges this month.
Congratulations due to ;
A. Bond (10 years),
B. Parsons (15 years),
D. Ricketts (20 years).
Article first added on : Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:46:42 +0000....... Final update on : Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:46:42 +0000





Justice for Colombia kindly accepted our invitation to attend our March branch meeting. A JFC representative presented a DVD on the political situation and the persecution of trade unionists in Colombia.

It was reported that: The General Secretary of ASLEF and others in the JFC delegation met Lilany Obando at the prison gates after her release. She had been imprisoned for her trade union activities and for fighting for human rights.

Lilany is a Colombian trade unionist, human rights defender and academic who had been imprisoned for more than three years and six months without being convicted of any crime, but had been accused of "rebellion".

JFC had campaigned for her freedom throughout the detention. The concern now is that her life is threatened, given the continued false accusations of terrorism against her. In the past, trade unionists and political prisoners have faced aggression, intimidation and assassination shortly after release. JFC would therefore like to ask as many British trade unionists as possible to send off an urgent action to Colombian Ambassador to the UK, calling for Lilany to be protected urgently.

Here is the link to the urgent action - http://www.justiceforcolombia.org/campaigns/lilany-obando/
There is also a link to the main JFC website from our 'Affiliations' page.
Article first added on : Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:07:04 +0000....... Final update on : Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:08:48 +0000





Apologies to members who tried to log into the members area between the 11th and 16th of May. The security certificate had expired causing members to see a message stating "This site is not trusted" or similar. We have been informed by our webhost, this issue has now been resolved.
Article first added on : Sun, 13 May 2012 11:47:37 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 19 May 2012 23:04:44 +0000





At the April branch meeting, Bro Charley Martin was nominated by our branch for the election of the ULR for Waterloo Nine Elms. As the only nominee, Bro C Martin is duly elected. His position commenced on May 21st 2012 for a three year term.
Article first added on : Sat, 26 May 2012 17:12:07 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 26 May 2012 17:32:46 +0000





It is with deep regret that we have to inform you of the passing away of retired Waterloo / Nine Elms driver
Dennis "Cue Ball" Randall.

Dennis was one of the many ex steam driver characters. Those that knew Dennis will have many fond memories of him.

The funeral will be held on :
Thursday 28th of June at 14:40.
Medway Crematorium
Robin Hood Lane
Kent ME5 9QU.

Dennis was a member of the Westminster Abbey company of campanologists, so is allowed to lie in state the previous evening in Westminster Abbey, with a short service.
Article first added on : Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:10:28 +0000....... Final update on : Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:11:40 +0000





The International Brigade Memorial Service annual commemoration will be held on Saturday 7th July 2012 in Jubilee Gardens, South Bank (start time 12:30). Once again we will be laying a wreath in memory of those who went to Spain to fight fascism.
Article first added on : Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:58:20 +0000....... Final update on : Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:11:30 +0000





The Tolpuddle Martyrs' festival will be held between the 13th and 15th July. Woking branch are running a bus to the festival site on Sunday 15th and there are three spaces left. Please inform the Waterloo Nine Elms branch secretary if you wish to attend.
Article first added on : Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:10:57 +0000....... Final update on : Sun, 15 Jul 2012 23:04:13 +0000





Waterloo Nine Elms branch sends a warm welcome to the members of ASLEFs newest branch, New Cross Gate. Members at New Cross Gate work for London Overground Rail Operations Ltd (LOROL) Their branch has become a part of district No.1.
Article first added on : Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:19:35 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:20:12 +0000





Two one day Public Speaking courses are available to members. The first on the 25th of September in London, the second on the 26th of September in Doncaster. The course involves writing a speech through to delivering it with maximum effect.

Any member who would like more details or wishes to participate, should contact the Waterloo Nine Elms branch secretary.
Article first added on : Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:55:08 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:55:08 +0000





It is with deep regret and great sadness that we have to announce that Bro Dave Guningham has passed away. Dave worked tirelessly in his role as a Waterloo LDC rep and as a Health and safety rep. He was also Vice Chairman of the branch. His sudden passing is a great loss to his family, friends and to the Waterloo Nine Elms branch. He will be sorely missed.

Dave's funeral arrangements are as follows ;

14:45, Friday 17th August 2012
Falconwood Crematorium
Crown Woods Way
Eltham
London SE9 2AZ

Article first added on : Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:43:47 +0000....... Final update on : Sun, 05 Aug 2012 09:38:18 +0000





As part of Union Learning, free English & Maths GCSEs will be available from September 2012.

English & Maths GCSE courses will be available free of charge to anyone who has not achieved a A-C grade previously. The qualification can be accessed via your local further education college.

For further information contact your ASLEF Learning Representative - Charley Martin
Article first added on : Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:01:50 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:30:38 +0000





Please be advised that three nominations were received (for two positions) at the September branch meeting. Bros. Richard Brookes, Terry Edwards and Mark Prenter were nominated.
An election by private ballot (sealed box) will be held on 8th October 2012.
A webpage has been be made available showing the nominees, and their election address (if supplied). Click here to view the page.

Nominations for the Casual vacancies of Waterloo LDC and Waterloo Health and Safety will be considered at the October branch meeting and if need be, any subsequent elections will be carried out by means of a private ballot (by sealed box) on 5th November 2012.
Article first added on : Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:40:32 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:00:26 +0000





A joint branch is to be held on ;
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 at The Woking Railway Club Commencing at 18:00.
Your Executive Committee Member, District Organiser & Company Council will be in Attendance.
See local posters for agenda details.
Article first added on : Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:24:17 +0000....... Final update on : Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:24:17 +0000





Long service awards will be held at the November branch meeting which will be held on the 5th.

Bob Parker and Ian Turner will each receive a medallion in recognition of 50 years service.
John Wardle will receive his 45 year badge.

The General Secretary has kindly agreed to attend the meeting. The famous 'Horse' buffet will be provided. All members are welcome.
Article first added on : Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:36:02 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:40:18 +0000





The result of the full term 2012 LDC election is as follows ;

Papers returned - 80
Spoilt papers - 3
Richard Brookes - 35
Terry Edwards - 59
Mark Prenter - 50

Terry Edwards and Mark Prenter will go through as the official ASLEF candidates for two positions of Waterloo drivers LDC commencing 1st January 2013.
Article first added on : Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:52:40 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:52:40 +0000





LDC

Please be advised that at the October branch meeting, three nominations were received for one Waterloo drivers LDC casual vacancy position.
Bros. Noel Allen, Richard Brookes and Dave Johnson were nominated.
An election by private ballot (sealed box) will be held on 5th November 2012.
A webpage has been be made available showing the nominees, and their election address (if supplied).
Click here to view the page.


H & S

Please be advised that at the October branch meeting, one nomination was received for one Waterloo drivers H & S casual vacancy position.
Bro.Tim Castro was nominated and will go forward as the official ASLEF candidate for Waterloo Drivers H & S casual vacancy to see out the term ending 31st of December 2013.
Article first added on : Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:20:41 +0000....... Final update on : Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:20:41 +0000





The government believes that if we cut back on services, and jobs, a dose of poverty will somehow, mysteriously, lead to a booming economy. Britain's unions believe that we need to commission new public initiatives that will create employment and thereby increase the country's wealth.

If you support the TUC position, it's no good doing it quietly in the mess-room. To stand any chance of getting the coalition to reconsider their disastrous policies, we need to make our position public and overwhelming.

On Saturday, we will march for 'an end to Austerity'. ASLEF members from all over Britain, will assemble (with their banners) from 11:00 on Victoria Embankment, moving off around noon for a rally in Hyde Park.

Let's have a good turn out from the Waterloo Nine Elms Branch.
Article first added on : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:35:11 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:35:11 +0000





For those of you who did not receive the October ASLEF journal and wish to read what was submitted, please click here.
Article first added on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:40:37 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:40:37 +0000





The result of the LDC election 2012 (casual vacancy) is as follows ;

Papers returned - 94
Spoilt papers - 1
Noel Allen - 23
Richard Brookes - 12
Dave Johnson - 58

Dave Johnson will go through as the official ASLEF candidate for the position of Waterloo drivers LDC casual vacancy.. The term for this casual vacancy commenced on 1st January 2012 for three years.
Article first added on : Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:40:32 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:40:32 +0000





It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing away of
ex Waterloo driver Chris O'Brien.
The funeral will take place at;

14:00 on Tuesday the 18th of December
Crownhill Crematorium
Danstead Way
Milton Keynes
MK80 0AH

We have been informed that all are welcome to come back to the Plough at Newport Pagnell afterwards.

Update:
A 35 seater coach will depart Milton Keynes Station at 13:15 and return to the station (via the Plough Pub) shortly after the service.
Article first added on : Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:30:36 +0000....... Final update on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:19:26 +0000





With effect from 1st of January 2013, your branch officials, co-opted LDC and co-opted H&S placements will read as follows ;


Clapham Yard Officials 2013
LDC co-opt
H&S co-opt
Waterloo Officials 2013
Branch SecretarySteve Richardson
Assistant Branch SecretaryIan Spencer
ChairMarz Colombini
Vice chairTim Castro
AuditorJon Supple
AuditorTrevor Williams
TrusteeCharley Martin
Trustee
District Council DelegateSteve Richardson
Pensions ChampionMark Prenter
Equal opportunitiesTony Payne
Committee memberJohn Bristow
Committee memberCarl Burton
Committee memberRob Englefield
Committee memberDave Johnson
Committee memberRichard Jones
Committee memberDave Noyce
LDC co-optIan spencer
LDC co-optJon Supple
H & S co-optJon Supple

Election ofhas been deferred until the January branch meeting.
Article first added on : Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:14:28 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:15:53 +0000