Strike Ballot on the Vic

Victoria line drivers at Seven Sisters depot are to be balloted for strike action in response to the increasingly hard-line approach of management towards staff. The recent sacking of Carl Campbell for an alleged wrong-side door opening incident has pushed the members at Seven Sisters beyond endurance, coming as it did after months of increasingly draconian management practices. At a meeting of the branch, it was agreed that the ballot would focus opposition to the company over four related issues:

  1. The grossly unfair sacking of Brother Carl Campbell;
  2. The company’s refusal to install the same Correct-Side Door Enable (CSDE) equipment that is a safety feature on every other line on the combine;
  3. The continued harassment of Branch Chair, Glenroy Watson, by Vic line managers;
  4. The complete disregard by management of agreements, including misuse and abuse of the Attendance at Work Policy.

Enough is enough! Unless these four issues are addressed by management, industrial relations at Seven Sisters will fall through the floor and will culminate in a complete shutdown of the line. Ballot papers should be going out shortly. Look out for further bulletins on this issue.