That is all.
The RMT are to ballot tube workers at London Bridge and Waterloo stations in the dispute that has led to Lee Cornell being sacked and 2 other workers being given punitive sanctions.
The ballot will demand the reinstatement of Lee and the withdrawal of the punitive sanctions handed down to the 2 other workers.
The balloting period will commence on March 30 with ballot papers having to be returned by April 18
All station staff at these 2 busy Central London stations are being asked to vote YES for strike and YES for action short of to defend the London Bridge 3,
London Underground have been quoted on twitter as saying the following;
Kirsty Watts, CSA at London Bridge, was not assaulted and extensive CCTV shows absolutely she was not assaulted. She was not punched. She was not pushed in her stomach.
London Underground : are you listening? We are going to strike unless you reinstate Lee Cornell.
Lee Cornell is a CSA at London Bridge with over 10 years exemplary service.
He is a dedicated, honest and proactive member of staff.
His crime was to go to assist a pregnant member of staff who had been physically assaulted by a fare evader.
The person who abused and assaulted Kirsty Watts then punched Lee twice and stole his glasses.
We have set up campaign working groups to get more work done on key issues:
I will be convening the working group on accessible transport
Keep the Guard on the Train
LU are meant to be putting their plans for deploying 325 additional jobs to RMT reps at the end of this month.
But instead of getting on with this in a constructive way, LU has now refused to recognise many of our local reps, who are supposed to be looking at the new local rosters that will incorporate the new jobs.
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DEFEND THE LONDON BRIDGE 3
Responding to a radio call to assist a colleague is now a sackable offence
3 CSAs at London Bridge have been sent to CDI following an incident with a fare evader in November 2016
The fare evader assaulted 3 members of staff, one was pregnant.
She was pushed in her stomach.
Those who assisted were sent to disciplinary hearings.