Union exposes sham staff consultation at Network Rail

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RMT members in Stirling are today balloting for strike action after bosses were caught lying  about staff responses to changing shift patterns.

Network Rail refused to even discuss implementing new twelve-hour shifts, saying employees weren’t interested in them – a claim exposed as a lie by the RMT which, after a referendum, showed 15 – 1 members in favour of the change.

The company has now changed tacked, saying the proposals are too expensive.

Having considered the failure to reach a solution the RMT Executive Committee has agreed to call a dispute and the union has informed management that we shall be balloting all affected members for strike action and industrial action short of a strike.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: We will not allow Network Rail to ride roughshod over the clear democratic will of our members so and we are urging staff to vote strongly in favour of industrial action in this ballot.

“Although management have so far refused to budge a meeting is due to take place shortly at which we hope progress can be made in resolving this matter.”


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