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Heathrow Express workers prepare to strike

Issue No. 2253

RMT transport union members on the Heathrow Express are set to strike on Friday and Saturday of this week over pay.

They voted overwhelmingly for action—out of 243 votes, 231 members voted for strikes and 226 for action short of a strike.

The RMT believed that the two-year deal was “unsatisfactory” and “loaded with strings”.

A further 48-hour strike is planned to begin Friday of next week and a 24-hour strike is called for Friday 24 June.

London Underground workers may strike over victimisations

RMT union leaders were discussing calling strikes on London Underground as Socialist Worker went to press, after management reneged on an agreement over victimised activists.

Bosses reinstated sacked rep Eamonn Lynch after he won an Employment Tribunal and said they would hold talks to resolve the case of Arwyn Thomas, another sacked rep.

The RMT called off planned strikes by tube drivers on this basis.

But bosses have instructed their legal team not to discuss re-employing Arwyn and instead to discuss only a financial settlement.


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Tue 24 May 2011, 17:59 BST
Issue No. 2253
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