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Tube workers ballot for strike

Issue No. 2151

Around 10,000 members of the RMT transport union began their reballot for strike action on Thursday of this week. The ballot is over jobs, pay and management’s breaches of disciplinary and attendance agreements.

The workers, from across London Underground and Transport for London, voted by five to one for action last month but a legal challenge by the bosses meant that the union had to organise a reballot.

Around 3,000 jobs are under threat across the tube network. London Underground is attempting to push through a five-year pay deal which could deliver pay cuts.

Many activists were frustrated at the length of time it took the union to organise the reballot. But they are now throwing themselves into getting an even bigger yes vote for action than the first time.

Balloting began on Thursday of this week with voting closing on Thursday 28 May.

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Tue 12 May 2009, 17:19 BST
Issue No. 2151
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