NEWHAVEN ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1936

NEWHAVEN BRANCH OFFICERS 

1936

Chairman Bro. H. Allison

Vice Chair Bro. J. Hillman 

Secretary Bro F. Wilde

Assistant Secretary Bro. W. Brown

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun Jan 19th 1936

Bro. J. Hillman in the Chair


9 members present

Bros. J. Hillman, F. Wilde, W. Brown, J. Giles, E. Eacott, A. Charman, E. King, 

W. Terrill & W. Carke


Minutes of December meeting read and discussed and passed as a true record, proposed by Bro. W. Clarke and seconded by Bro. W. Terrill.

Arising from minutes, Bro. Wilde said he had received Bro. Rookley’s entrance fee and December money 


Bro. Clarke gave a report of meeting with Mr. Urie on the following subjects.


Wages hours of payment, nothing settled yet. Lobby sinks, there are going to be attended to when new stores are being erected. Holiday List, Record of Sunday work, Temporary list to be sent down, white case is being made. Much discussion took place over various other subjects.


Correspondence re Working overtime read

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun Feb 16th 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


13 members present

Bros. F. Wilde, W. Clarke, J. Hillman, C. Jenner, W. Ellis, H. Allison, F. Elmer, 

J. Cosburn, J. Giles, W. Brown, M. Smith, J. Brock & E. Eacott


Minutes of January meeting read and discussed.

Arising from minutes, Bro Clarke gave account of  interview with Mr. Urie on following subjects

Payment of wages hour, Thursday 2.30 p.m. - 5.0 p.m. 6.30 p.m. - 10.0 p.m. & Friday 6.0 a.m. - 12.0 noon. Bro. Clark said that he had had no reply from Mr. Urie on this subject. 

Bro. Crosburn moved. 'That Mr. Urie be written to on this subject and failing a satisfactory reply, take matter to Sectional Council.' Secconded J. Hillman.


Lobby wash basin, owing to excessive cost of removal, wash basins to remain in lobby, but a larger waste pipe to be fitted.


Brake adjustments, no complaints from other depots re brae adjustment tools. Running Supt. can do nothing on the matter. Members advised when no suitable tools on engine to put it in the book for fitter to do.


766 turn Engine requirement, Request from N.U.R. members, the engine requirements on 767 turn to be between 9.15 - 10.o p.m. Matter to be submitted to running light. 

Bro. Giles pro. and Bro. Brown Sec. ‘ That requirements should be done sometime during the day, as the engine on this turn is in traffic 24 hours.


Letter read re Strike of General Office Staff. Bro. F. Elmer moved resolution. That this Branch endorses our E.C. action in this matter. Seconded by Bro. Clarke.


Bro. Clarke brought forward complaint re state of tools on engines. Bro. Cosburn proposed. 'That this matter be brought before Mr. Urie by Shed Representative.' sec. Giles, carried.


Bro. Ellis asked the Branch to define which turn was senior in pilot turn and E.P. turn. Much discussion arose and it was agreed that pilot turn was the senior turn, excepting Mondays.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun March 15th 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


11 members present

Bros. E. King, F. Elmer, J. Cosburn, W. Clarke, E. Eacott, C. Lower, J. Giles, M. Smith, H. Allison, A. Charman & F. Wilde.


Minutes of February meeting read and discussed, accepted as a true record, proposed by Bro. C. Jenner and seconded by Bro. F. Elmer.


Arising from minutes, question of wages payment discussed ad left over awaiting reply from Mr. Urie. Tools for brake adjustments, Secretary stated bars are now ready for putting on engines.


Correspondence, 

Letter from Head Office re Local Representation for shed

Letter from Sectional Council re Motormen of relief purposes at Seaford. 


New Business, 

Agreed to write Sectional Council failing reply form them  re Dual - men.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun April 19th 1936

Bro. Allison in the Chair


13 members present

Bros. W. Brown, J. Giles, M. Smith, W. Terrill, J. Hillman, F. Wilde, J. Cossburn, 

W. Clarke, C. Jenner, H. Allison, J. Brock, F. Elmer & E. King.


Minutes of March meeting read and discussed, proposed by Bro. J. Giles and seconded by Bro. C. Jenner. True record.


Receipt for “Bromley Testimonial” monies 13/3 received.


Result of ballot for post of Organising Secretary read, Bros. Mishel & Batty polled highest votes, but no clear majority. Ballot papers for these two men to be issued, for a second ballot.


Re the letter on wage negotiations, Bro. Clarke said he was not satisfied with the decision arrived at and would like to send a resolution to A.A.D. To this effect. 

It was decided to send the following resolution.


This Branch considered "Wage Negotiations" circular from all angles and all of the opinion that the Company's offer is inadequant and considers that from the loco men's point of view, the rates for night duty, Sunday duty & overtime are of prior importance to the 2 ½% cut and therefore instructs the A.A.D. to thoroughly consider Company's proposals before committing themselves. Pro.W. Clarke & F. Elmer.


Bro. Cossburn put forward an amendment but this was defeated.


Bro. Clarke asked Secretary where the Sunday duty sheet was. Secretary read hat it was in a duty state and was making out a forth one


Payment of wages hours, Bro. Clarke said he had not had anything in writing from Mr. Urie on this subject. He would write again.


Bro. Cosburn asked when he was going to be booked a rostered Sunday. Much discussion arose over this subject and in the end no further progress had been made in the matter. Bro. Cossburn said he would like the Shed Representative to write Brighton on this matter.


Bro. Brock said his hat badge had been stolen from the lobby. Bro. Wilde said that to save a lot trouble, Mr. Urie was sending him a new one.


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Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun May 24th 1936

Bro. J. Hillman in the Chair


9 members present

Bros. W. Clarke, F. Wilde, W. Brown, J. Giles, E. King, C. Jenner, W. Terrill, H. Allison & J. Hillman


Minutes of April meeting read and accepted as a true record, proposed by Bro. W. Clarke and seconded by Bro. J. Giles.

Arising from minutes

Pilot Link, Sunday now rostered, wages payment no further action.


Correspondence

Letter read from Trades Council re Distress Fund and proposed by Bro. W. Clarke and seconded by Bro. E. King. That Secretary write to Head Office for grant for this.


Letter read from re Sectional Council nominees, matter left over till June meeting


New Business

Proposed E. King and seconded J. Giles. 'That Bro. Sifford be paid suspension benefit for two days off for passing signal at danger.


Agree to leave to next meeting anything concerning transfer of C. Pelham from Littlehampton.

 Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun July 19th 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


6 members present

Bros. W. Clarke, E. Eacott, E. King, H. Allison, J. Giles & F. Wilde


Minutes of May meeting read and accepted a true record, proposed by Bro. E. King and seconded by Bro. W. Clarke


Arising from minutes, Secretary read reply to letter concerning Distress Fund agreed to come over for present.


Correspondence

Letters read from Faversham Branch conceding Sectional Council nominees, election of Organiser and wages negotiation circular.


New Business

Bro. W. Clarke moved and seconded by E. King.' That Shed Committee write Waterloo though Mr. Urie for additional roster turn in the view of Permanent Redundancy at Newhaven.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun August 23rd 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


11 members present

Bros. F. Wilde, W. Clarke, E. King, A. Charman, W. Brown, J. Hillman, E. Eacott, J. Brock, H. Allison, W. Goldson & F. Elmer.


Minutes of July meeting read and discussed and passed as a true record, proposed by Bro. W. Clarke and seconded by Bro. J. Hillman.

Arising from minutes re asking for additional turn to cover redundancy at depot, bro. Clarke said he had not written yet, but after much discussion it was pro. By W. Goldson & sec. By F. Elmer. That Secretary and W. Clarke draft a letter to Waterloo on this subject.


Letter from Newhaven Trades Council which was held over from last meeting was read again, It contained an appeal to this Branch for assistance to the Distress Fund. Every member responded and the sum of 5/- was collected and Bro. Clarke said he was willing to take list round the shed to see if any other members wishes to contribute. Much discussion arose whether letter should be posted in the shed or not. In the end Bro. W. Brown proposed and Bro. W. Goldson seconded. That list should not be posted, but Bro. W. Clarke said he would take it and show those who he asked.


Letters read re Staffing of depots and Elimination of Overtime.


Bro. Charman complained that Sunday work of spare Fireman & Cleaners was not being work fairly. He said he wanted equalisation of Sunday work and turns, early & late to work alternately.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun September 27th 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


8 members present

Bros. W. Brown, W. Goldson, E. King, F. Wilde, J. Hillman, J. Giles, H. Allison & 

W. Clarke.


Minutes of August meeting read and discussed and passed as a true record, proposed by Bro. J. Hillman and seconded by Bro. W. Clarke.


Arising from minutes re item re additional turn to cope with redundancy at this depot, Bro. Clarke said they had not written the letter to Waterloo, owning to personal reasons. 

Bro. Goldson proposed that Bro. Clarke & Bro. Wilde should draft this letter to Waterloo at earliest opportunity.


Bro. Clarke handed in 7/9 which he had collected for Trades Council Distress Fund. Bro. Wilde said he would hand over 12/9 as a result of this appeal. A vote of thanks to Bro. Clarke for his help in this deserving cause was proposed by Bro. Wilde and seconded by Bro. E. King.


Circular re Sectional Council No.2 ballot result read.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun Oct 25th 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair



7 members present

Bros. H. Allison, W. Brown, F. Wilde, M. Smith, J. Hillman, W. Clarke & W. Goldson.


Minutes of September meeting read and passed as a true record.


Bro. Clarke gave report of interview with Mr. Urie on various subjects i.e.

Extra work to cope with redundancy: - nothing sorted yet.

Coalman's lobby, Cleaners not to have part of coalman's lobby, to use driver's lobby.

Tilmanstone Coal, amount alloted to this depot to be used. Three Bridges engine to have same in proportion with other coal. No time being lost on road with this coal.


Correspondence read, Society Diary 1937, 6d each, Mr. Marchbanks Testimonial Fund, Parliamentary Representation, Election of Sectional Council Delegates, Receipts for 12/9 Newhaven Trades Council received.


Bro. Allison gave report on meeting of Southern District Council.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun Nov. 22nd 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


10 members present

Bros. J. Cossburn, W. Clarke, M. Smith, F. Wilde, F. Elmer, G. Baker, W. Goldson, 

J. Giles, S. Lower H. Allison


Minutes of October meeting read and passed at true record, proposed by Bro. W. Goldson and seconded by Bro. M. Smith.

Arising from minutes, Bro. Clarke reports as business concerning Coalman's lobby and mentioned putting in letter to Mr. Urie for L.D.C. meeting. 

Items, Removal of clock, Tank engine for 766 Duty (rear part), Rostering of engines to Drivers, Accommodation for booking on & off, Tool supply, Set work for E.P. men, lavatory seat & Card playing notice.


News business

Bro. Clarke reported at Trades Council meeting and requested for same to write Council re Belisha Crossings at given points in Newhaven


Election of Officers was postponed and Secretary order to call summon meeting for December 13, 1936. secretary also instructed to write Head Office for L.D.C. Headed Paper. 


Secretary instructed to write Head Office for L.D.C. Headed Paper.


Bro. Cossburn brought forward complaint concerning claim for driving turns and advised to put claim forward.


Correspondence read from B.E.C.S., Political Council and Lewes Divisional Labour Party open meeting.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the Labour Club on Sun Dec 13th 1936

Bro. H. Allison in the Chair


18 members present

Bros. J. Giles, C. Lower, E. King, J. Brook, E. Eacott, J. Cosburn, D. Smith, S. Lower, W. Clarke, M. Smith, 

J. Hillman, W. Fenner, G. Chappell & W. Goldson.



Minutes of November meeting read and passed as a true record, proposed by Bro. W. Goldson and seconded Bro. W. Clarke.


Arising from minutes, 

Bro. Clarke gave report of meeting with Mr. Urie on the following subjects


Removal of clock from driver's lobby, New clock to be in stores and old one put back out lobby.

Tank engine on back turn 766 duty,Tank engine to be supplied for this turn.

Improvement in booking on facilities, improvement made.

Engines tools and Fire to be  over hauled, nothing done yet.

E.P. turns working, duties of E.P. and 7.30 p.m turn to be placed in case with other duties

Condition of Lavatory, seats to be placed on pan and lavatory to be kept clean.

Card playing complaint,Mr. Urie said the compliant came from one of the men, matter drop.


Letter read from Divisional Labour Party requesting affiliation fees 1936, Bro. Sherwin proposed that fee be paid, Bro Eacott seconded.


Letter read re vacancy for Organising Secretary

Letter from Newhaven Labour Party read re Harvest aid, request for assistance from this branch.


E. Collington nomination to become a member of this branch, Bro. Clarke proposed. 'He re accepted.' Bro Allison seconded.


Letter read from U.D.C. re pedestrian crossings. This item to be push to Surveyor of E.S.C.C. for consideration.


Election for Officer 1937

Chairman Bro. H. Allison


Vice Chairman 

Bro. J. Giles proposed by Bro. J. Brock and seconded by Bro. W. Clarke.

Bro. J. Hillman proposed by Bro. W. Goldson and seconded Bro. M. Smith

When voted for Bro. J. Giles secured majority.


Secretary 

Bro. E. King proposed by Bro. F. Wilde and seconded by Bro. M. Smith. 

Bros F. Wilde and W. Brown were proposed but both refused.


Assistant Secretary

Bro. W. Brown proposed by Bro. C. Lower and seconded by Bro. J. Giles

Bro. F. Wilde proposed by Bro. W. Brown and seconded Bro. W. Goldson

Bro. W. Clarke proposed by Bro. F. Sherwin and seconded by Bro. W. Goldson


Bro. F. Wilde would not take Assistant office, so on voting W. Brown secured majority over Bro. W. Clarke.

Committee

Bros F. Sherwin, W. Clarke, M. Smith, J. Hillman, E. Eacott, W. Goldson & F. Wilde.


Shed Representative 

Bro Cosburn moved that 2 members should be put up from this branch and 2 members from the N.U.R. When this resolution was put to vote it was voted against. Bro. W. Clarke was again proposed for this office. Bro. F. Sherwin proposed and Bro. F. Wilde seconded.


District Council Delegate

Proposed by Bro. W. Clarke and seconded by Bro. M. Smith. That Bro. H. Allison take on this position for 1937. Bro F. Wilde said he would act for Bro. H. Allison when he was unable to go.


Bro. J. Giles moved vote of thanks to Bro. F. wilde for his services. Carried

Bro. H. Allison moved vote of thanks to Bro. Clarke for his services. Carried  


Trade Council delegate Bros. F. Wilde and W. Clarke

Newhaven Labour Party delegate Bro. E. Eacott. 

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