VICTORIA LINE – BALLOT FOR STRIKE

NO IMPROVEMENTS IN SIGHT - Vote YES

The Union suspended two strikes at the Victoria Line Control Centre to allow talks at ACAS to take place. It was made clear to management at the time that the dispute is ongoing and would not be resolved until industrial relations at Osborne House had improved sufficiently and all members’ concerns had been addressed for good.

The discussions at ACAS took place and involved work with all those affected to try to resolve the issues, indeed this activity continues now. However, while this is ongoing the actual situation on the ground continues to get worse and remains at an unacceptable level. Despite the best efforts of our RMT Reps and negotiating team, the main issues are still unresolved with the rampant lack of leadership and mismanagement.

The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to conduct a ballot of affected members for strike action and action short of a strike.

It is vital that we achieve the highest possible turnout and the highest possible vote saying YES for action as the government’s very stringent anti-union laws means that every vote counts.