RMT to ballot station members over 'ill-conceived' red tabards

That we note the resolution from our London Transport Regional Council and understand clearly that the introduction of red tabards across London Underground
stations and the ill-conceived and imposed manner in which this was done is solely driven by the intentional lack of staff on our stations calculated as a cost cutting
exercise.

This attempt at tackling the shortage of station staff by ‘enhancing’ their visibility is a pathetic and detrimental approach by the company that is creating new potential
operational safety problems on station platforms, discomfort and overheating of staff due the construction of the red tabards and renders them a target for anti-social
behaviour.

We instruct the General Secretary to ballot our entire stations’ membership for industrial action short of a strike to not wear the red tabard.

Further, we instruct the General Secretary to publicise this unacceptable treatment of our members in a press release and a union bulletin.

Further; we instruct the General Secretary to update the NEC on any further developments in regards to all matters relating to this. Our stations members are not chattel as they have reminded the company of before and will again if forced to by the company!

Members to be advised by email and text.

All LU Operational branches and the London Transport Regional Council 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.

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