Strike ballot called over Christmas working arrangements

We note the resolution from our LU Engineering Branch regarding the appalling treatment of our members in Asset Operations when it comes to recognising the severe impact that Christmas working has on family life.

We also note that payments are available for all or part of this period in other areas such as Major Projects, Tube Lines and for Train Drivers and this NEC agree with our branches demand at least parity and recognition for working these days.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to ballot members for strike action on Boxing Day (26 th December 2017) in the areas below areas:

  1. London Underground Fault Report Centre
  2. Signals Maintenance Department (Maintenance Manager and below)
  3. Signals Incident Department (Duty Signal Incident Managers and below)
  4. Telecommunications Department (Works Controllers and below)
  5. Track Access Controllers
  6. Pumps Department

Industrial Action to take place at any time during the 6 months following the close of the ballot.

Members to be advised by email and text.

LU Engineering Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

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