Essential reading for today's transport worker
21 February 2017
RMT Press Office:
London Underground Fleet members have voted for industrial action following numerous unresolved breaches of agreed machineries and agreements by management. In a ballot result announced by RMT 67% of members have voted for strike action with 88% voting to endorse action short of a strike.
The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive.
RMT reps have listed these breaches as including:-
• Not consulting or negotiating with this Union over reduced staffing levels within Fleet
• Breaching our agreement on Night Tube and failing to recruit adequate additional staff to cover this work
• Actively attacking RMT Reps for carrying out their trade union duties
• Not following the correct process when seeking to change rosters
• Removing a long and established practice of ‘phone in days’ throughout Fleet without agreement
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that this list of grievances was not exhaustive.
“This level of flagrant abuse and ignorance of long-standing policies and procedures is unacceptable and the anger among RMT Fleet grades members is clear following this overwhelming mandate for strike action and action short of a strike,” he said.
“The ballot result will now be considered by RMT’s executive and it is down to London Underground to start taking this list of grievances seriously, to stop trying to impose fundamental changes to agreed policies and working conditions and to halt the bullying and harassment of our reps. RMT remains available for serious talks.”