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LUL's Letter Challenging Ballot Legality

Below - and attached - is the letter from London Underground setting out their objections to RMT's ballot notification. You will notice that nothing in this letter challenges the legitimacy of the ballot itself, only some minor details about the addresses of premises.

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Dear Bob

NOTICE OF BALLOT UNDER SECTION 226A OF THE TRADE UNION AND LABOUR RELATIONS (CONSOLIDATION) ACT 1992

I am writing to you as I am advised that there are serious problems with the ballot, and felt it appropriate to

Letter from Bob Crow: RMT to Re-Ballot

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2009, Redundancies and Breach of Agreements – LUL

From Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary

I regret to have to inform you that despite returning a magnificent “yes” vote for both Strike Action and Action Short of a Strike we are unable to use your mandate at this present time.

For your information you voted as follows; for strike action it was 3,165 for and only 619 against and for action short of a strike it was 3,495 for and only 266 against.

RMT outrage as ‘shameful and undemocratic’ legal challenge forces rerun of Tube strike ballot

Press release

LONDON UNDERGROUND’S biggest union today expressed outrage at a ‘shameful and undemocratic’ legal challenge by Tube bosses that has forced the re-run of a strike ballot of more than 9,000 RMT members – despite it yielding a five-to-one majority for action.

RMT today said it would re-run the ballot on the same issues of jobs and pay as soon as possible after the union received a detailed legal letter designed purely to undermine the ballot and as a preliminary to a court challenge.

RMT Members Denied Democratic Right to Strike

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DESPITE A MASSIVE DEMOCRATIC MANDATE FOR STRIKE ACTION, RMT MEMBERS ARE BEING DENIED THEIR LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO STRIKE AGAINST A FIVE-YEAR PAY FREEZE, MANAGEMENT BULLYING AND COMPULSORY REDUNDANCIES.

THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF YOU VOTED DEMOCRATICALLY TO TAKE ACTION AS SHOWN BELOW

Q1 Are you prepared to take strike action? Over 83 per cent vote yes Number Voting Yes: 3,165 - Number Voting No: 619

Employment Bill a chance to put some fairness back into the workplace, says RMT

RMT press release, issued today

MPS HAVE a chance to bring back some fairness into industrial relations when they debate the Employment Bill tomorrow, Britain’s specialist transport union said today.

RMT today urged MPs to back amendments to the bill that would simplify rules on balloting for industrial action, stop employers victimising strikers or using agency labour to break lawful strikes and allow unions to expel fascists from their ranks (details below).