It’s excellent that RMT has decided to seriously prepare all LU grades to ballot for strike action to win jobs for the 33 agency workers, who have been jobless since January.
LU callously kicked them onto the dole in January when it terminated the contract with the Trainpeople agency. In terminating the contract, LU did not have to ditch the workers. LU could have chosen to take them on, showing recognition of the workers’ five years loyal and excellent service in LU uniform.
LU chose not to employ 33 experienced workers…..perhaps because they had joined RMT and shown themselves willing to stand up for their rights?
Now is our chance for workers across LU to send a message that LU can’t just use, abuse and refuse hard-working employees. LU must be made to realise its decisions have consequences. By disregarding what it thought was a marginal, dispensible group of workers, LU has unleashed a response from every LU worker. We will not allow one section of our workforce to be abused and abandoned. An injury to one is an injury to all. By defending the 33, we defend ourselves