Justice for James!

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

We note the legal opinion received in this case. Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to immediately raise a formal complaint with the Office of the Rail Regulator that London Underground endangered the safety of both its employees and the public, in breach of the Health and Safety Act 1974.

We further instruct the General Secretary to advise Brother Masango as to his rights to pursue a personal injury claim, as outlined in the legal advice.

We further note that the General Secretary is due to meet the London Underground Managing Director tomorrow to discuss this case, in advance of the Remedy Hearing scheduled for Monday 3 October. We reiterate that the only acceptable outcome of this meeting is the immediate reinstatement of Brother Masango. We instruct the General Secretary to place a report of this meeting in front of us as soon as is practical.

Should London Underground fail to reinstate James tomorrow, we instruct the General Secretary to immediately implement our previous decision to run a publicity campaign and prepare for a ballot for industrial action, beginning with our train grades membership and escalating if necessary to all London Underground members.

London Transport Regional Council and branches with London Underground members 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.