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Publication Date: May 17 2010
RMT have also attacked the totally bogus claim that its members were not informed of the result of the Network Rail strike ballot stating that the result was texted and emailed to members and the full result was placed on the union's website immediately it was known as well as being conveyed to all media outlets across the UK.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
"It's complete rubbish that RMT didn't convey the result of the signallers strike ballot to our members. The result was texted immediately to our members within the 140 characters limit with directions to go to the unionfs website where the full ballot result was available. The result was also sent to all the media and was plastered all over the rolling TV news and the papers - we hardly kept it a secret.
"We warned after the judgement that it bent the anti-trade union laws even further in favour of the employers and so it has proved. There is no doubt that this new ConDem government want to effectively outlaw strikes in publicly used services before they swing the axe at our hospitals, schools and fire stations and the courts are the battering ram to make that happen.
"This is a ripping up of a basic human right and we stand 100% alongside the BA cabin crew in their fight to defend jobs and conditions."