Unfairly Sacked Driver's Morden Depot Colleagues balloted For Strike

DISMISSAL – A. MCGUIGAN – TRAIN OPERATOR – MORDEN, LONDON UNDERGROUND (LUL/4/1)

Following the Morden & Oval Branch resolution regarding the above, the General Grades Committee took the decision to ballot all drivers at Morden for strike action and call for his immediate reinstatement (Circular No. IR/240/14, 12th September 2014).

An appeal hearing was held but the decision to dismiss Brother McGuigan was upheld and in line with the agreed machinery, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has met with LU Managing Director Mike Brown and a Director’s Review of this matter has also now taken place but so far, Brother McGuigan has not been reinstated.

In line with the GGC decision, I have advised the Company that a dispute situation exists between us over this issue and that RMT Train Operator members at Morden Traincrew Depot will be balloted for strike action. The ballot papers will be posted out to members on Thursday 30th October and the closing date for this ballot is Tuesday 18th November 2014.

I will keep you advised of all further developments.

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