ORE ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1974

ORE BRANCH OFFICERS 

1974

Chairman Bro. D. Roberts

Vice Chairman Bro F. Jenner
Secretary Bro. R. Taylor

¼ Meeting January 13th 1974

Commenced 10.30 close 12.30

Members present Bros. R. Taylor, D. Roberts, R. Chamberlain, S. Tingley, F. Jenner. 

R. Stratton A. Thompson, E. Spray.

Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed as a true record.

Correspondence was read and fully discussed.

L.D.C. report was given by Bro. Tingley. He reported on his last meeting at Brighton regarding alterations to Driver’s Lobby. He also reported on the company’s reply to his correspondence regarding the 08.44 ex Brighton to Ore and the 09.26 Ore to Hastings connection train.

Members fully discussed the present dispute, and the situation arising from three Ore men being sent home for refusing to work other depot’s duties. It was decided to send a resolution to Head Office deploring management’s attitude toward Circular 149/1973.

Meeting closed 12.30. 

 ¼ Meeting March 24th 1974

Commenced 10.15 close 12.15

Members present Bros. R. Taylor, R. Chamberlain, S. Tingley, F. Jenner. A. Thompson, 

D, King, E. Spray & D. Roberts.

Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed as a true record.

Correspondence was read and fully discussed. Branch decided to support Bro. Kennedy for the Labour Party Conference 1974.

L.D.C. Report was given by Bro. S. Tingley. The case of the three Ore men sent home during the last dispute had 

been further discussed, and it had been decided to forward their claims to Sectional Council. The branch decided to accept the British Rail Board’s offer of £2.30 “Claw-Back” pay.

The new summer workings were discussed.

District Council Report.

Bro. Tingley gave a very comprehensive report, and the Branch recorded a vote of thanks to him for same. Members supported Bro. S. Tingley’s decision to send a letter to Head Quarters, deploring the manner in which the last District Council meeting was conducted.

Meeting closed 12.15  

¼ Meeting October 20th 1974

Commenced 10.00 close 12.15

Members present Bros. R. Taylor, S. Tingley, E. Spray, J. Hawker, D. Roberts & D. King.

Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed as a true record.

Correspondence was read and fully discussed. No action was taken regarding voting papers for Section Council and T.U.C. owing to no meeting being held before expiry date.

L.D.C. Report was given by Bro. S. Tingley. The matter of drivers position in the event of bomb scares on trains was discussed. The modernisation of Ore lobby was discussed. Bro. D. Roberts request for a set turn owing to his domestic situation was considered.

District Council Report

Bro. S. Tingley gave a full report gave an explanation why the three Ore men sent home during the last dispute, had no claim against the Railway’s Board.

Presentation of retirement certificate was made to Bo. J. Hawker. Members wished him a long and happy retirement.

Nomination of Officers.

No further nominations Bro. R. Taylor said he would not accept nomination as Branch Secretary for 1975. 

Annual General Meeting December 15th 1974

Commenced 10.10 close 12.30

Members present Bros. R. Taylor, R. Chamberlain, S. Tingley, E. Spray, A. Thompson, A. Stratton & D. Roberts.

Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed as a true record.

Correspondence was read and fully discussed. The circular regarding field study, review was brought to members attention.

L.D.C. Report was given by Bro. S. Tingley. He gave a report on further correspondence he received from B.R.B. regarding action to be taken regarding bomb scares on trans. 

Bro. D. Roberts thanked members for enabling him to have a set turn. 

The First Aid case, Bro S. Tingley had been informed that this was in order. 

Plastic grips are now to be fitted on VEPs control handles.

The proposed staffing up of the depot by two extra men was fully discussed.

Election of Officers

Branch Chairman Bro. R. Taylor, Vice Chairman Bro. F. Jenner, Branch Secretary Bro. D. Roberts.

L.D.C. Chairman Bro. R. Chamberlain, L.D.C. Secretary Bro. S. Tingley, Stand in Bro. D. Roberts.

District Council Representative Bro. S. Tingley.

Committee for 1975

Bros. D. Roberts, L. Baldwin, R. Taylor, S. Tingley, R. Chamberlain, E. Spray & A. Thompson.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Bro. A. Stratton and seconded by Bro. E. Spray to Bro. Taylor for his work as Secretary over the past two years.

Meeting closed 12.30

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