DISCIPLINARY – L. CORNELL, S. SOUISSI & D. SHARP – LONDON BRIDGE LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Ref: LUL/4/4

3rd May 2017
    
Dear Colleague,

DISCIPLINARY – L. CORNELL, S. SOUISSI & D. SHARP – LONDON BRIDGE
LONDON UNDERGROUND

You may well be aware of the shocking case of the ‘London Bridge 3’ where Lee Cornell has been dismissed and this decision was recently upheld at an appeal, Saed Souissi has received a 52 week final warning and Dave Sharp has received a 52 week final warning. The Union has already conducted ballots at London Bridge and Waterloo and London Bridge members are due to take strike action on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th May and then ongoing industrial action.

The NEC resolved early on in this dispute to escalate the action if LUL failed to meet our demands for all sanctions against these members to be dropped and the reinstatement of Brother Cornell to his substantive role. This time has now come and the decision taken to ballot all CSAs, CSSs, CSMs and RCIs for strike action and action short of a strike.

Senior RMT Reps agree this is the worst case of multiple miscarriages of justice by London Underground as these members were subject to a vicious assault by a violent fare-evading passenger but instead of being supported and commended by the Company, they have instead been wrongly punished. LUL widely publicises a zero tolerance approach to violence against members of staff but that promise has not been applied at all in this case. Furthermore the Company has failed in its duty of care to its staff and has disregarded its own Staff Assault Policy & Procedures.

Ballot papers will be posted to you and your colleagues on Wednesday 10th May 2017 and the closing date for the ballot is Thursday 25th May 2017. If you do not receive your voting paper, or know of a colleague who has not received it, please call the freephone helpline on 0800 376 3706, the switchboard on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail info@rmt.org.uk to request a replacement.

MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION &
‘YES’ FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

I will keep you advised of all further developments.

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary