Result: LU Drivers' Strike Ballot against Victimisation

RMT GGC decision:

That we note the result of our ballot for strike action is as follows:-

Number of ballot papers issued ....1298.................
Total votes cast ....595 (45.8% turnout).......
Number voting “Yes” .....379 (63.9%)....
Number voting “No” .....216...............
Spoilt Papers ....0.........

We congratulate our London Underground driver members on their determination to take action to demand the reinstatement of Eamonn Lynch and Arwyn Thomas, and to take a stand against the victimisation of union reps and activists.

We note that a members’ meeting is taking place this afternoon to discuss this dispute, and the Regional Council tomorrow. We therefore instruct that this matter be placed back in front of us on Tuesday 3 May.

We remain available for talks with London Underground to resolve this dispute.

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.