RMT to Fight for Justice for Jayesh

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

Following our previous decision of 22 June, we are appalled that London Underground has upheld the unjust downgrading of Jayesh Patel at appeal.
We note the resolution from our Bakerloo branch, and applaud the willingness of our Bakerloo train driver members to take strike action to reverse this downgrading.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to:
• urgently submit a request for a Director’s Review of this case
• should this not result in an acceptable outcome (ie. the return of Jayesh to his driver’s job), to refer the case to ACAS
• should this not result in an acceptable outcome, to refer the case to a meeting of himself and the Managing Director of London Underground
• ensure that the above actions are taken promptly
• immediately begin preparations for a ballot of all Bakerloo line driver members for strike action, with the ballot to be enacted immediately should all the above steps not result in an acceptable outcome
• send a personal letter by post to all Bakerloo driver members outlining the injustice of this case and the stance of this union
London Transport Regional Council and relevant branches to be advised.

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