Managers at West of Scotland Signalling Centre set to break long-standing local job arrangement

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RMT members at the West of Scotland Signalling Centre have voted by almost eight to two in favour in a ballot for strike action.

The ballot for action concerns management’s continuing refusal to adhere to a long standing local arrangement where, when a resident post becomes vacant, the senior General Purpose Relief (GPR) is slotted into that position.

This has been in place for over three decades but management are suddenly refusing to apply this custom and practice arrangement. RMT members are outraged at the behaviour of local management over this issue and are demanding action.

General secretary Bob Crow said: “RMT now has an overwhelming mandate for action that we will take to the management in an attempt to get this dispute resolved before we put it back in front of our executive. RMT members will not stand by while management unilaterally rip up agreements and practices that have been in place at local level for decades.

“RMT members are furious at this refusal to comply with a local arrangement that offers genuine career progression opportunities.

“We now have a rock solid mandate for action up to and including a strike and we hope that the strength of feeling reflected in this ballot will bring the local management responsible for this move to their senses.”


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