RMT Begins Ballot In Four Separate TfL Disputes

Today RMT began balloting four separate groups of members for industrial action in four separate localised trade disputes:

  • EDF Energy Powerlink – a re-ballot of members in support of this year’s pay claim following the use of the anti-trade union laws to overturn a previous 5 to 1 vote for action on a turnout of over 80%.
  • London Underground Hammersmith Depot Drivers – dispute over the imposition of rosters and duty schedules on train operators at Hammersmith Depot without the agreement of local representatives.
  • Stratford Market Depot – Alstom Metro Trains - - harmonisation dispute following a failure to agree and the exhaustion of the local negotiating process.
  • LUL Willesden Green Group Station Staff – dispute over the unfair dismissal of Colleen Johnston, Station Supervisor and in support of her unconditional reinstatement.

RMT has also today served notice on London Underground for a ballot of staff over pay and conditions with the ballot closing on Monday 21st December.

Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary said today:

“Despite the use of the courts and the anti-trade union laws to try and shackle the RMT our members on London Underground and TfL continue to show their determination to fight for decent pay and conditions and against attacks on the union.

“In these four separate ballots on four localised trade disputes RMT is showing again that this trade union will not be found wanting when it comes to fighting for fairness and justice in the workplace.”

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