SEAFORD ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1965 - 68

SEAFORD BRANCH OFFICERS 

1965

Chairman Bro. C. Wickenden

Vice Chairman Bro W. Tansell
Secretary Bro. A. Rookley

Branch Meeting was held on Sunday 17th November 1965 

at the Royal British Legion Seaford

Members present Bros. D. Renville, H. Allen, 

R. Morris, C. Wickenden, W. Sharp & S. Cheal.

Moved by Bro, D. Renville & Seconded by Bro. R. Morris. That the Secretary write to H.O. Requesting Bro. A.W. Rookley be allowed to continue membership over 65, as he has unbroken railway service acting as a Guard at Seaford.

Branch Meeting was held on Sunday 26th December 1965

at the Royal British Legion Seaford

Members present Bros.
Head Office letter re Bros. A. Rookley. moved by Bro. D. Renville and seconded Bro. R. Morris. "That the Secretary write to Head Office requesting Bro. A. Rookley membership over 65, as he has unbroken railway service acting as a Guard at Seaford."

SEAFORD BRANCH OFFICERS 

1966 - 1968

Chairman Bro. D. Renville

Vice Chairman Bro H. Howard 1966 - 67
Secretary Bro. S. Cheal


Branch Meeting was held on Tuesday 6th September 1966

 at the Royal British Legion Seaford

Members present Bro. D. Renville, W. Sharp, H. Allen, V. Morris, S. Howard, F. Wheeler & S. Cheal.

Strong feelings were expressed about the Society. Moved by Bro. V. Morris & Seconded by Bro. W. Sharp. That the E.C. Be informed that this Seaford Branch views with disgust the failure to obtain a negotiated settlement which will enable our fraternity to obtain a greatly improved Pension Scheme, and to use such militant action as is necessary to obtain our right to a retirement pension which will insure a far greater security and reward for the long service and social inconveniences which our craft demands. Carried Unanimously.

Retired Bros. C. Wilson & W. Brown

It was agreed a list be posted on a Thursday if the booking clerks agreed, open to all at Seaford, it was hoped a 'Barometer' for each member could be obtained.



Tues. 1st Nov.'66

That the amount collected was £8/14/- disappointment was expressed. 

Moved by the Chair & Sec. R. Morris That a Barometer be purchased for Bros. W. Brown & C. Wilson, suitably inscribed if possible. A letter on behalf of Seaford station enclosed.

A Branch Meeting was held on Sunday 1st October 1967 

at the Royal British Legion Seaford

Members present Bros. D. Renville, C. Wickenden, H. Allen, D. Smith, G. Hilton, W. Sharp, M. Giles, V. Morris 

& S. Cheal.

Brother Sam Howard

All members stood in silence in respect to Sam who is missed so much by us al. Bro. W. Sharp agreed to take a letter to Mrs. Howard from the General Secretary. Thank you Sam for you past work at Seaford.

A special Branch Meeting was held on Sunday 3rd December 1967 

at the Royal British Legion Seaford

To deal with the ASLEF Rail Dispute

Members present Bros. W. Tansell, W. Sharp, D. Smith, M. Giles, V. Morris, W. Mullett, V. Harris, H. Allen 

& S. Cheal

H. O. Circulars 

85/1967 re:- Surplus Footplate Staff, 84/1967 & 87/1967 re:- Guards in Rear Cabs.

This correspondence was dealt with very thoroughly which insured that every member understood the position, it was agreed the L.D.C. Copy of 87/1967 continued to be posted. Matters from the Rule Book, Electrified Line Book, Appendix, Supplements & Special. Notices, P/E.W., were discussed with the time available. 

It was agreed our members would not become involved with other Staff, Public Press etc.

Agreed if in doubt work as normal on any point, contact Branch Secretary , who would phone H.O. Try to avoid being sent home, but Branch Fund would be started if necessary, among other issues debated, it was if spare or duty as required we would have to carry out duties from the Foreman Motorman Brighton.

The following was agreed unanimously

That the Secretary inform the Management that whilst this Rail Dispute continues, no Seaford Motorman will be working his Rest Day. Further, the Secretary to phone the Foreman Motorman as soon as possible. 

A special Branch Meeting was held on 

Sunday 30th June 1968 

at the Royal British Legion Seaford.

Members present Bros. D. Renville, H. Allen, C. Wickenden, D. Smith, W. Tansell, 

F. Wheeler, V. Morris, G. Hilton, J. Bowlden, M. Giles, D. Creasey, & S. Cheal 

(apologies from V. Harris).

Chairman Bro. D. Renville welcomed Bro. Creasey to Seaford Branch and explained apart from two small items, the meeting would deal with the present Rail Dispute.


THIS RAIL DISPUTE

All present had read the H.O. Correspondence relating to the dispute, which had been posted. All aspects of the dispute were fully discussed, the L.D.C. Secretary read the copy of the notice posted relating to today's Rail Closure. The Secretary explained the telephone conversation with H.O. It was agreed future developments as quoted nationally be accepted after secretary had phoned H.O.




Bro. W. Sharp

As an amount around £6/10/- had so far been collected for Bro. Sharp on his retirement. Bro W. Tansell kindly agreed he would see him to try and ascertain a suitable present.

Branch Funds

Moved by Bro. C. Wickenden & Seconded by Bro. D. Smith. That the Secretary apply for Branch Funds as per rule 36.


TAXIS

All agreed:- “We are prepared to use taxis provided under protest”

A Branch Meeting was held on 

Sunday 29th September 1968 

at the Royal British Legion Seaford.

Members present Bros. D. Renville, H. Allen, V. Morris, G. Hilton, F. Wheeler, & S. Cheal.

L.D.C. Report

This was dealt with first by agreement. Bro. Allen L.D.C. Chairman gave details relating to correspondence on Rest Day Working. At a meeting held on 25th September 1968 a reworded, un numbered item was handed to our L.D.C. And dated same date:- Submitted by Management 'Rest Day Working as necessary to meet traffic requirements. It was agreed the wording is unacceptable to Seaford Branch.

Retirement Member E. Collington



Moved by Bro. F. Wheeler & Seconded by Bro D. Renville. That a list for Bro. E. Collington be arranged, a suitable present be obtained any deficiency be met from Seaford Branch Fund. It was agreed that should a presentation be made such arrangements be left to the shift he worked with as a Motorman & Guard.

 The A.G.M. held on Sunday 17th November 1968 

at the Royal British Legion Seaford.

Members present Bros. W. Tansell, D. Smith, 

J. Bowlden, W. Mullett, C. Bird & S. Cheal.

Election of Officers.

Those present were not prepared to accept the officers positions, the secretary said he was not prepared to carry on with the shift rivalry and that the positions of Assistant Secretary and Vice Chairman would need to be filled. It was clear that the A.G.M. Could not continue. It was clear that the 100% available from one shift with only the Secretary from the other (who had the mutual change of duties to attend) that matters had come to a head.

The objections were that those present considered, one L.D.C. Representative for each was necessary. The Secretary suggested the Organising Secretary be asked to attend.

The Secretary stated it was his duty to keep all members united, if this failed he could not continue as Secretary. The present Management were such who would take advantage of any rift and do all in their power to cause such rifts.

It was agreed another A.G.M would be necessary and all present would attend another meeting.

Secretary. The present Management were such who would take advantage of any rift and do all in their power to cause such rifts.

It was agreed another A.G.M would be necessary and all present would attend another meeting.

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