Imposition of Rosters - Control Room, Serco Docklands

From RMT official circular 138/09, dated 21st April 2009

Members will recall that earlier in the year the union suspended proposed strike action in relation to the above dispute to facilitate discussions under the auspices of ACAS.

Regrettably, these discussions have failed to resolve the issue that has led to the dispute, namely management’s decision to implement new rosters which will remove the 12 hour weekend shifts replacing them with 8 hour shifts, thus creating a situation where members in the Control Room will lose 24 rest days per annum.

The General Grades Committee has therefore decided to re-ballot our members for strike action and industrial action short of a strike.

The opening day of the ballot is Friday 24th April 2009 and the ballot closes on Thursday 7th May 2009. If you are aware of any members who are entitled to vote but have not received a ballot paper by Wednesday 29th April, please can they contact the member’s helpline or the industrial relations group direct.

Yours sincerely