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The April 2019 driver vacancy list (posted on the 1st of May) is now available to download.

Note : Applications must be received by the 15th of May.





LINK 3
K. CAMPBELL-HILL (Line 30) vice Vacancy
C. JOSEPH (Line 36) vice Vacancy
A. BORCZON (Line 44) vice Vacancy

LINK 4
C. MOHAMED-MUSTAFA (Line 28) vice Vacancy
J. AGYAKWA (Line 3) vice C. JOSEPH
J. GUERREIRO (Line 25) vice A. BORCZON





The February 2019 driver vacancy list (posted on the 6th of March) is now available to download.





All links for the February PA have now been received and are available to download from the Rosters page.





Link 1

D. MORRIS vice VAC line 32
G. JONES vice VAC line 36
A. M. FISHER vice VAC line 17

Link 2

V. ANTONY vice G. JONES line 50
V. POTTACKAL vice M. HOSKINS line 38
E. DALIEL vice D. MORRIS line 13
M. CHAUDRY vice A. M. FISHER line 53

Link 3

M. MIAH vice E. DALIEL line 29
A. COLACO vice VAC line 19
G. WIDNALL vice M. CHAUDRY line 22
G. GALLETT vice V. ANTONY line 47
L. KAMDEN vice V. POTTACKAL line 4

Link 4

A. JACKSON vice L. KAMDEN line 14
S. MOORE vice G. WIDNALL line 18
A. STEVENSON vice G. GALLETT line 19
I. SYED vice M. MIAH line 27
K. OMOWAYE vice A. COLACO line 13





The branch has been informed of a crackdown on drivers who have 'failed' to sign for their weekly notices. Please be aware that downloading the notices onto your tablet does not show up on SWR systems as having been signed for therefore a manual signature is still required.

There have been many occasions where the WONs have not arrived in good time, or even at all. In these circumstances the branch has been advised that drivers still sign for the unavailable publication(s), but write 'not available' where there is space to do so.

Warning letters are expected to be sent out to anyone who has failed to sign. If you receive anything stronger than a warning, please report the matter to the LDC.





On the 29th of October a UK Government and Parliament petition was created stating :

"Train Operating Companies across London and the rest of the country are beginning to introduce DOO (Driver Only Operation) on their trains. Some companies want to keep a second person on the trains but their role is revenue protection and is not safety critical. This cannot be allowed!"

If you agree with the above, add your signature (corrected link)

The response threshold of 20,000 reached on the 7th of November meaning the government are now compelled to respond. If the 100,000 signature threshold is reached, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament. The closing date of the petition is the 9th of May 2019.





THE ANNUAL LEAVE FOR 2019/20 HAS NOW BEEN AGREED AND POSTED

  1. ALL LEAVE GROUPS ARE SUBJECT TO A DRAW
  2. ANY DRIVER IN GROUP 13 SUMMER, WISHING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE SUMMER VACANCIES MUST DO SO TO THE LDC BY THE 16th November 2018.
  3. ANY DRIVER WISHING TO APPLY FOR ANY VACANCIES (After point 2 above) MUST APPLY BY 15th December 2018.
  4. IF AN ANNUAL LEAVE GROUP IS OVER SUBSCIBED, THEN A DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE.
  5. VACANCIES WILL BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED,
    FROM THE 17th December 2018 THROUGH CRO.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING ON THE CORRECT FORM TO THE LDC.

All other leave periods (WINTER/SPRING) will be Subject to the same rules 1 & 4.






We are happy to announce that rumours recently circulated concerning the demise of retired driver Julian Sheppard are entirely untrue. Shep is alive and kicking and visited his flock at the branch on Monday.
You will be pleased to hear he took the reports of his death in good spirits!

Shep at the branch