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10 FEBRUARY 2016
To: All Branches and Reps, SWT
South West Trains Pension Committee
After many years as ASLEF’s representative on the South West Trains Pension Committee, Bro Charley Martin will be retiring from the role.
I would like to put on record our thanks for the brilliant work he has done in representing ASLEF members and safeguarding their pensions.
The Executive Committee has decided that Bro M Prenter, Waterloo Nine Elms Branch will be the new ASLEF nominee on the committee.
Please bring this to the attention of your members.
Article first added on : Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:38:40 +0000....... Final update on : Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:12:24 +0000
The ASLEF National Organiser, Simon Weller, will be delivering his report at the March branch meeting, that will take place on Monday 21st March.
Article first added on : Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:15:23 +0000....... Final update on : Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:03:11 +0000
Mark Prenter has been appointed, by RPMI as the SWT pensions committee trustee, representative of the drivers constituency.
Article first added on : Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:29:50 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:29:50 +0000
It is with sadness we report the passing of retired Woking driver Anthony Morton.
Rocker(to those who knew him) passed away after a short illness on 26th February 2016.
Rocker retired in 2011 after serving just short of 50 years on the footplate.
The funeral will take place
Thursday 7th April 2016 at 10:45hrs
Aldershot GU12 4BP.
Article first added on : Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:01:58 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:01:58 +0000
The Wloo&NineElms Ldc have been in negotiation for some months to negate the affects of a four-day week with regards to permanent changeovers.
A trial period for the May to December roster period has been agreed.
The details will be hammered out tomorrow by your Ldc.
If the benefit to us as drivers is as we believe, details will be published on this forum, on the Wloo FB site and posted in the drivers room.
Article first added on : Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:28:38 +0100....... Final update on : Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:28:38 +0100
To All Waterloo Drivers
Driver Depot Manager
Date: 18 April 2016
Exchange of Duties – Trial
After working together with the Local Driver Reps, we have arranged for a Trial of a revised Exchange of Duty process at Waterloo. The details are as below:
1 Drivers who wish to exchange duties will be able to apply and will only need to do so once before each roster period. This application must be received in writing/via email at least 14 days prior to the roster start date and be received from both parties – The Depot Manager will confirm agreed via email/writing. However for the May 2016 roster - by the 03rd May 2016 to the Depot Manager and the application must detail the 2 Drivers concerned and which turn (Early or Late) they wish to swap onto.
2 Both drivers applying will need to be productive at time of application.
3 If any of the 2 drivers wish to subsequently cancel the arrangement, this must be received in writing/via email 14 days prior to any 8 week PA to the Depot Manager.
4 The trial runs during the May 2016 to December 2016 Roster. There will be a review held during the latter part of the roster period and the result of this will be communicated to drivers on whether the trial has been deemed a success or not.
5 Any mutual exchange of duties drivers will be rostered after all drivers shown as spare on the base roster have been booked in line with the agreed method of booking at the depot (nearest the turn at Waterloo).
6 A driver swapping onto Early Turn will be booked any turn of duty (Waterloo as a preference) that signs off by 1830 (before all other AO). Where there is no turn available the driver will be shown as AO signing on at 0600 with a length of duty of 08hrs 45mins.
7 A driver swapping onto Late Turn will be booked any turn of duty (Waterloo as a preference) that signs on or after 1030 (before all other AO). Where there is no turn available the driver will be shown as AO signing on at 1500 with a length of duty of 08hrs 45mins.
8 2 Hour movement from AO still applies.
9 In the event of a driver leaving service/being permanently removed from driving the exchange will cease at the next PA or roster change.
10 When one of the drivers is on Annual Leave then the exchange will still be granted.
11 DRI T&C apply in all cases – unless detailed above.
If you wish to benefit from this arrangement then please email as per 1 above, and I will confirm with CRO the arrangements. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for your continued professionalism and speak soon.
Article first added on : Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:54:19 +0100....... Final update on : Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:48:37 +0100
Further to receipt of a report from the District Organiser, members are advised that Free Day working has been reinstated until 28th May 2016.
The EC will consider the matter further during their May 2016 session.
Article first added on : Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:17:23 +0100....... Final update on : Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:17:23 +0100
A. HARRIS vice VAC line 10
D. RICE vice A. HARRIS line 11
A.J. FISHER vice D. RICE line 39
O. IWHETA vice VAC line 11
A. COLACO vice A.J. FISHER line 23
M. VOSPER vice A. COLACO line 2
L. PEART vice VAC line 4
C. MPAMUGO vice VAC line 8
Article first added on : Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:59:34 +0100....... Final update on : Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:10:01 +0100
The result of voting was as follows: -
Question: Do you accept the South West Trains 2016 pay offer?
Number of ballot papers distributed 1168
Number of ballot papers returned 795
Number found to be spoiled 2
Total number of valid votes 793
Number voting YES 571 (72% of valid vote)
Number voting NO 222 (28% of valid vote)
Article first added on : Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:09:19 +0100....... Final update on : Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:09:19 +0100
This Saturday, Dulwich Hamlet are entertaining Bognor Regis Town at their Champion Hill ground. The match is being sponsored by ASLEF in order to raise funds for the International Brigade Memorial Trust. We will be meeting in the Cherry Tree Pub (which is just outside East Dulwich railway station) from 13:00. Admission is just £4 on production of a trade union membership card. Kick off: 3 o'clock.
Article first added on : Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:29:15 +0100....... Final update on : Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:29:15 +0100
Those of you who use "The Platform" to read your 36 hour daily sheets may have noticed that back sheets have been unavailable since Wednesday the 5th of October. After making enquiries, it turns out that the roster clerks have been instructed not to post the back sheets only the front.
Article first added on : Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:45:06 +0100....... Final update on : Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:45:06 +0100
Due to serious technical issues by SWT, the Waterloo LDC Ballot has been withdrawn. A new ballot paper will be resent shortly.
Article first added on : Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:16:17 +0000....... Final update on : Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:16:17 +0000
At the September branch meeting, A. Holloway stood unopposed and was duly elected as the official ASLEF Waterloo Nine Elms branch candidate for Waterloo drivers LDC. The term is for three years commencing 1st of January 2017.
To read the election address of A.Holloway, click here
The Waterloo Nine Elms branch urges you all to vote for the official ASLEF candidate.
Article first added on : Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:36:35 +0000....... Final update on : Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:52:13 +0000
N. BROWN vice VAC line 3
A. AJAYI vice N. BROWN line 13
L. TUCKER vice VAC line 15
T. DEACON vice VAC line 16
P. VERNON vice VAC line 20
R. COPELAND vice C. OTTAWAY line 28
M. O’SULLIVAN TO SHADOW line 19 LINK 5 (Night Link)
A. DEERING vice R. COPELAND line 20
M. BONSU vice VAC line 26
O. AIMIENOHO vice T. DEACON line 28
M. SHABBIR vice A. AJAYI line 33
M. KAHLON vice L. TUCKER line 40
P. KING vice P. VERNON line 42
R. STEVENS vice VAC line 46
J. COBHAM vice A. DEERING line 11
A. BORCZON vice O. AIMIENOHO line 14
M. VOSPER vice M. BONSU line 17
C. JOSEPH vice P. KING line 20
L. KAMDEN vice R. STEVENS line 22
G. WIDNALL vice M. KAHLON line 26
G. GALLETT vice M. SHABBIR line 27
C. OTTAWAY vice VAC line 12
G. QUARSHIE-FOLIE vice A. BORCZON line 4
M. DRAGO vice VAC line 10
S. ISLAM vice VAC line 11
K. MAHIDA vice VAC line12
Article first added on : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:52:13 +0000....... Final update on : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:52:13 +0000