Our Ref: BR1/4/1
8th January 2018
DISMISSAL, A. AJUFO – ISS (VIRGIN TRAINS KINGS CROSS)
As I’m sure you will be aware, your colleague Alex Ajufo was dismissed from his role as a Tanker at Kings Cross. The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to inform the Company that a dispute situation exists over this issue and that members working for ISS at Kings Cross will be balloted for industrial action.
The Union believes this dismissal is due to the Company applying the disciplinary code in an overly harsh manner where members risk being dismissed for the most minor issues, which management decides is gross misconduct. Alex was subject to a prolonged period of suspension and is a victim of intimidation by ISS management who are intent on targeting effective reps and organisers.
The Company has been advised accordingly and I will keep you advised of all further developments. In the meantime, if any member has changed their job details or contact details, I would ask that you inform the Union as soon as possible by calling the Freephone Helpline on 0800 376 3706, RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or updating your details online in the members’ area of the website.