RMT To Ballot LUL Members For Action Short Of Strike Over Olympic Dispute Regarding Agreements Being Broken
"our members who wish to adhere to agreements made by this union may require the additional protection of ‘action short of strikes’ to defend their right to do so"
We note the report from our Regional Organiser, and the problems experienced recently with London Underground’s apparent failure to adhere to our Olympics agreement. We hope that these problems will be resolved.
However, should they not be resolved, our members who wish to adhere to agreements made by this union may require the additional protection of ‘action short of strikes’ to defend their right to do so despite agreements made by other unions.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to conduct a ballot for industrial action short of strikes of all our members on London Underground, to close by Thursday 19 July at the latest. This ballot is to be kept under review, and regular reports are to be placed in front of us about the company’s adherence to our agreement, so that we may consider whether it remains necessary to proceed with this ballot.
We further instruct the General Secretary to send a personal letter by post to all members involved, explaining clearly the purpose of this ballot and urging them to vote Yes, and to provide regular updates to representatives and members.