London Cycle Hire 'Boris Bike' Members To Strike Over Olympic Opening Weekend Following Overwhelming Yes Vote

That we note the result of the ballot for strikes is as follows:-

Total votes cast 20
Number voting “Yes” 18 (90% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 2
Spoilt Papers 0

That we note the result of the ballot for action short of strikes are both as follows:-

Total votes cast 20
Number voting “Yes” 19 (95% of valid vote)
Number voting “No” 1
Spoilt Papers 0

We congratulate our members on their determination to fight for better pay and conditions for
this badly-treated workforce.

Following consultation with our lead officer and representatives, we instruct all members to
take strike action by not booking on for any duties starting on or after 05:30 on Friday 27 July
and to return to duties starting on or after 05:30 on Sunday 29 July.

We further instruct the General Secretary to:

  • send a personal letter by post to all members involved, explaining this action
  • provide all necessary support and materials for building this action and picketing
  • convene an urgent meeting early next week with our representatives, branch officers,
    Organising Unit and lead officer to discuss this dispute and our organising efforts on
    this company
  • place on the agenda of the Council of Executives our lead officer’s recommendation
    for payments from the Disputes Fund for these members.

Any developments to be placed in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and branches 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.