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Sister Abdo reinstated

DISMISSAL, H. ABDO – CITY CRUISES (SH/4/1)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/368/17, 23rd August 2017), I am pleased to report that after receiving the notification that RMT was preparing a ballot for industrial action in defence of Sister Abdo; City Cruises agreed to re-instate Sister Abdo to her substantive role without loss of pay.

Sacked City Cruises worker reinstated following RMT campaign

Sister Abdo has been fully re-instated with no loss of pay!

We congratulate the Lead Officer, our two Reps Gordon Markley and Martin Walsh and our Members working at City Cruises as this outcome could never had been achieved without their good work, full support and them telling management that they would not accept this unfair dismissal.

We instruct the General Secretary to inform the company we are no longer in dispute and write and email all our members on City Cruises thanking them for their support in winning this case.

Ballot of City Cruises members prepared

DISMISSAL, H. ABDO – CITY CRUISES (SH/4/1)

I have recently been made aware that RMT member Hairia Abdo has been dismissed from her employment at City Cruises. It is the view of our members that this decision is overly harsh and is an example of management applying the strongest possible sanction without proper consideration of all the circumstances.

City Cruises strike ballot to begin

We note the report from our Lead Officer and the strength of feeling amongst our Members of crew in the City Cruises regarding the unfair dismissal of Sis Hairia Abdo for what are common working practices throughout the company.

We further note the Crew Members are calling for an immediate ballot so they can robustly defend Sis Hairia Abdo as soon as possible pending a strong yes vote which they are confident will be the ballot result.

RMT to ballot City Cruiser members in defence of Sis Hairia Abdo

We note the report from our Lead Officer and the strength of feeling amongst our Members of crew in the City Cruises regarding the unfair dismissal of Sis Hairia Abdo for what are common working practices throughout the company.

We further note the Crew Members are calling for an immediate ballot so they can robustly defend Sis Hairia Abdo as soon as possible pending a strong yes vote which they are confident will be the ballot result.

RMT To Push For Free Travel on Cable Car And River Boats for All London Transport Workers

We welcome the resolution from our East Ham branch and agree that all staff working for TfL and its
subsidiaries, franchisees and contractors should be granted free travel on all its services - including the
cable car and riverboat services - for themselves and a nominee. We instruct the General Secretary to
write to Transport for London accordingly, requesting a meeting to discuss this.

We also instruct the General Secretary to place in front of us a report on the prospects of an RMT recruitment and organising campaign on the Emirates Airline Cable Car.

RMT Members Ballot for Action on Woolwich Ferries

Woolwich ferryRMT is to ballot our members on the Woolwich Ferry for action short of strikes in a dispute about redundancies and attacks on terms and conditions.

Ferry operator SERCO wants to get rid of 31 jobs out of 120 who work on board the ferries. RMT fears that shoreside workers will face redundancies when the company have dealt with the onboard staff.