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Ballot Results for EDF, Alstom, Hammersmith & City Depot and Willesden Green Group

circular logo Circular No. IR. 374/09 dated 3rd December 2009 from General Secretary Bob Crow

I recently circulated Branches with information on four separate trade disputes with various TfL employers, these being EDF Energy Powerlink, LUL Hammersmith Depot Drivers, Stratford Market Depot members employed by Alstom Metro Trains and LUL Willesden Green Station Staff Members.

In each case members were to be balloted for industrial action. I am now in a position to advise you of the result of each ballot with the exception of the Hammersmith Drivers’ one where a settlement was reached. This information now follows:

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2009 - EDF ENERGY POWERLINK

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Votes Cast 32
Spoiled Papers 0
Yes Votes 29
No Votes 3

Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Votes Cast 32
Spoiled Papers 0
Yes Votes 31
No Votes 1

Having noted the position for now, the General Grades Committee will be giving further consideration to this matter next week.

DISCIPLINARY – C JOHNSTON, STATION SUPERVISOR, WILLESDEN GREEN, LUL

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Votes Cast 34
Spoiled Papers 1
Yes Votes 24
No Votes 9

Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Votes Cast 34
Spoiled Papers 0
Yes Votes 27
No Votes 7

Having noted the position for now, the General Grades Committee will be giving further consideration to this matter next week.

HARMONISATION AT STRATFORD MARKET DEPOT – ALSTOM METRO TRAINS

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Votes Cast 45
Spoiled Papers 0
Yes Votes 45
No Votes 0

Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Votes Cast 45
Spoiled Papers 0
Yes Votes 45
No Votes 0

Having noted the position for now, the General Grades Committee will be giving further consideration to this matter next week.

NEW ROSTERS AND DUTY SCHEDULES: TRAIN OPERATORS – HAMMERSMITH DEPOT – LUL

I am pleased to inform you that a settlement was reached in respect of this dispute enabling us to cancel the ballot for industrial action. Talks took place initially at Head Office level before being referred back for local negotiation.

An agreement was reached to convert two pool positions to rostered positions at times to be agreed locally. This had the effect of dealing with our concerns with cuts to the roster as well as improving the position regarding the lack of “middle” turns.

In addition weekend duties covered by part-time staff have been taken out of the roster as per agreements. This allows for more family and welfare friendly rostered turns of duty.

There is a previous circular with further information on the reason for these disputes here