London Bridge: Prepare to Strike! Rest of Network: Prepare to Vote Yes!

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 14:30

As station staff at London Bridge prepare to strike on 7-8 May to demand reinstatement for Lee Cornell and justice for Dave Sharp and Saeed Sioussi, RMT has announced it will ballot all stations and revenue grade members from 10 May for strikes in the same dispute.

It is vital that all members return their ballots. The Tories' new anti-union laws demand a minimum turnout of 50% and at least 40% of the entire electorate to vote yes (i.e., 80% of a 50% turnout) for strikes to be sanctioned. These laws have already tripped the union up at Waterloo; we need to work hard to ensure the threshold is met and a majority is returned.

If your ballot papers haven't arrived by 12 May, speak to your local rep.