RMT to Ballot H&C Drivers Against Loss of Jobs at Hammersmith

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the resolution from our Hammersmith & City branch and the report from our Regional Organiser about London Underground’s plan to cut 8 duties from Hammersmith depot, with the loss of 3 substantive posts and a significant increase in anti-social working hours for drivers at Hammersmith.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to immediately commence a ballot for strikes and action short of strikes of all our driver members at all depots on the Hammersmith & City line; to send a personal letter by post to all those being balloted explaining the issue and the reason for the ballot for action; to arrange for representatives and officers to visit the depots involved to discuss this issue with members; to seek liaison and co-operation with ASLEF on this issue.

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.