Drivers Vote For Strike Action Across the Sub Surface Railway

S STOCK ISSUES – LONDON UNDERGROUND

That we note the ballot results are as follows:-

Are you willing to take action short of strike action (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan
line drivers)?

Total votes cast ...85................

Number voting “Yes”...80...(94.1%)............

Number voting “No”...5.................

Spoilt Papers...0.................

Are you willing to take strike action (Hammersmith and Edgware Road drivers)?

Total votes cast...49...............

Number voting “Yes”...41...(83.7%).............

Number voting “No”...8.................

Spoilt Papers...0................

We congratulate our members on their resolve to ensure that the introduction of this new stock is not used as a pretext to attack working conditions and safety.

We note that there has been progress in talks, with further progress expected when talks resume tomorrow (Friday 10 May). We therefore instruct the General Secretary to place this matter in front of us on Tuesday 14 May with a full and up-to-date report.

London Transport Regional Council, its Train Grades Committee, branches and London Underground sub-surface line drivers’ representatives to be advised.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.