Progress in Reinstatement Campaign: Strikes Suspended

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

Following consultation with our representatives, we accept the agreement tabled to us, which

  • secures the re-engagement of Eamonn Lynch without loss of salary;
  • establishes a review of industrial disputes;
  • arranges legal discussions in the Arwyn Thomas case in an attempt to resolve the dispute, which in our view can be resolved only by his reinstatement; and
  • agrees a further meeting between LU and RMT next week.

Accordingly, we suspend all Industrial Action due to commence next week.

We acknowledge that it has been the commitment of our members to solidarity with their sacked workmates that has led us to this position. Our members remain committed to taking action to achieve justice if necessary.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to place this matter back in front of us on Monday 16 May with a report on progress with the legal talks on the Arwyn Thomas case. We expect these talks to result in Arwyn’s reinstatement, and should that not be the case, it is our intention to call further strike action similar to that previously planned, as requested by our train grades representatives.

We instruct the General Secretary to make clear our stance in full to London Underground Ltd and to the media.

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.