SEAFORD ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1976

ORE BRANCH OFFICERS 

1976

Chairman Bro. R. Taylor

Vice Chairman Bro F. Jenner
Secretary Bro. D. Roberts

Annual General Meeting January 4th 1976

Commenced 10.50 close 12.30

Members present Bros. S. Tingley, F. Jenner. D. Roberts, J, Newett & W. Arling.

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

Correspondence was read and fully discussed.

It was agreed by members present that a notice be posted in Driver’s Room, Ore to find out who would agree to a subscription towards the Branch Funds.

The Secretary would write to Organiser of Transport 2000 for details on joining this body.

It was proposed by Bro. J. Newett and seconded by Bro. W. Arling. That the Secretary draw the sum of £3.08 out of Branch Funds for a new briefcase for Secretary.

The election of Officers, as there were no nominations for offices, the existing Officers are elected en bloc.

The A.D.M. Brighton to be notified that Bro. S. Tingley was re-elected as L.D.C. Secretary for a further two years.

L.D.C. Report.

Signals at Keymer Junction CG16 & CG6 were discussed, train cleaning at Ore and the general cleanliness of cab windows were discussed also. The signal 2/3 way up loop at East Croydon (CW30). It was agreed that L.D.C. would write to management over the compliant of drivers being stopped, or nearly stopped at this signal, thereby creating a hazard to passengers in the rear of a 12 car train.

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 1976

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

Meeting closed 12.30  

   ¼ Meeting March 7th 1976

Commenced 10.50 close 12.40

Members present Bros. S. Tingley, R. Taylor. D. Roberts, E. Spray, D. King, R. Stratton, 

J. Newett, A. Stratton, R. Waghorne & W. Arling.

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

Correspondence was read and fully discussed.

It was proposed by Bro. E. Spray and seconded by Bro. R. Waghorne. 

That the question of subscribing towards the Branch Funds be left for the present time.

Details had at last been obtained about joining Transport 2000. After debating this the members present decided not to become affiliated to this transport body.

L.D.C. Report

Bro. S. Tingley gave a full report on present items which included cleaning of cab windows, glass panel to be fitted to door of locker room at Ore. The late posting of recent allegations to duties was brought up.

It was agreed that the L.D.C. Secretary would write to management again over signal CW39 up loop line at East Croydon.

Bro. S. Tingley gave a report on the last District Council meeting also the latest on the summer diagram and rosters. 

The changing over of 474 duty and 476 duty was discussed. It was proposed by Bro. J. Newett and seconded by Bro. 

E. Spray. That the turns remain in the same position. This was unanimously agreed.

Bro. S. Tingley enlightened us on the present set up for passing Secondmen for driving.

Meeting closed 12.40

  ¼ Meeting June 13th 1976

Commenced 10.40 close 12.40

Members present Bros. S. Tingley, F. Jenner. D. Roberts, W. Arling, R. Chamerlain, 

A. Thompson & D. King.

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

Correspondence was read and fully discussed.

The questions of signal CW9, up loop line at East Croydon was brought up. L.D.C. Secretary was attending an L.D.C. meeting shortly when this would be discussed with a Signal Inspector who would be in attendance.

The new signals recently installed at Pevensey were discussed.

Bro. S. Tingley gave his report on recent L.D.C. meetings and also a full report on the last District Council meeting. 

This dealt with cuts in railway services and the costing of branch lines losses.

Bro. D. Roberts had requested the L.D.C. to arrange for him to ave a temporary at turn of duty owing to domestic reasons.

It was proposed by Bro. R. Chamberlain and seconded by Bro. A. Thompson. That 481 duty be allocated to him.

Meeting closed 12.40

 ¼ Meeting October 3rd 1976

Commenced 10.45 close 12.45

Members present Bros. S. Tingley, F. Jenner, R. Taylor, D. Roberts, J, Mould, A. Thompson, 

A. Arnold, D. King, R. Chamberlain & J. Newett.

Minutes of last meeting were read, it was proposed by Bro. D. King and seconded by Bro. W. Arling that the minutes were a true record.

Correspondence was read and fully discussed.

Long Service Badges were presented by the Chairman to the following members

Bro. W. Arling 10 year, Bro. F. Jennere 10 year, Bro. A. Thompson 20 year & Bro. D. King 20 year.

The question of voluntary working of Rest Days at Ore was brought up. It was decided by members present that the 

L.D.C. approach management on this request to work rest days on an as and when required basis. Proposed by Bro. 

W. Arling and seconded by Bro. D. King.

The 1977 Annual Leave roster was discussed after much debating on this subject two proposition were made.

1, proposed by Bro. R. Chamberlain and seconded by Bro. A. Arnold. That L.D.C. approach management with view to 

changing the Annual Leave roster to old system for 1978.

2, proposed by Bro. J. Mould and seconded by Bro. W. Arling. That the roster for Annual Leave is worked so that 

members work a Sunday each end of Annual Leave where possible. 

This was was voted for 8 for and 3 against.

Various complaints of mess room and shed were discussed, leaking roof, rats in messroom, cleaning of toilets in shed roads, fire escape door & overhanging asbestos.

Meeting closed 12.45

 Annual General Meeting December 5th 1976

Commenced 11.00 close 1.00

Members present Bros. S. Tingley, R. Taylor, F. Jenner. D. Roberts, W. Arling, A. Thompson & E. Spray.

Minutes of last meeting were read, it was proposed by Bro. F. Jenner and seconded by Bro. S. Tingley. That the minutes were a true record.

Correspondence was read and fully discussed.

It was proposed by Bro. S. Tingley and seconded by Bro. R. Taylor. That Bro. W. Hutchins  of Horsham be nominated by this branch as delegate to the 1977 A.A.D. This was voted unanimously by the members present.

The question of positioning Sundays with the 1978 Annual Leave roster was brought up again. As complaints had 

been received on the previous branch meeting proposition it was agreed that it would be included in next branch meetings agenda, and any member unable to attend could vote by proxy letter in Branch Secretary’s locker by the Saturday proceeding meeting.

The question of shed cleaning, cleanliness of toilets and rats in mess room were again discussed. it was proposed by Bro. E. Spray and seconded by Bro. S. Tingley. That the Secretary would write to Head Office over the various appeals for financial assistance which are sent out from branches quite frequently. It was felt that after giving varying lengths of loyal service to A.S.L.E.F., that Head Office should have fund to help these members and not rely on individual branches to collect, whilst the branch had very sympathy with the dependants.

The Election of Officers.

These were elected en bloc with the exception of Bro W. Arling who took over the position of Bro. L. Baldwin on the committee.

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 1977

Bros. D. Roberts, W. Arling, R. Taylor, S. Tingley, R. Chamberlain, E. Spray & A. Thompson..


Meeting closed 1.00

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