the company EWS has basically stopped paying company councillors travelling hotel lodgeings in regards to the dispute. so as the dispute gets worse with the company is threating to sack all members who go on strike engineering or groundstaff. all this is doping is hardening the workers resolve as the company have no grounds to sack anyone.
RMT called of industrial action for the christmas period . but the company are sending papers out to non RMT union members to ask there opnion on the matter? this is bullshit as reps from othjer unions have said refuse to sign these forms it has nothing to do with them in regards to disputes. with RMT and EWS railways. the companys postion is if the forms are not signed that the non RMT union employess agree with the RMT industrial action and could go out in dispute with them.this is like the company is spoiling for a fight with the other unions[except ASLEF who frighten them to death]. the problem is the company are after shedding jobs RMT strike,work to rule BINGO perfect excuse. same shit when royal mail pulled the plug on the contract.and this idiotic idea of a paper to no RMT members for there views is bullshit again. this seems like a way to get non RMT members to cover RMT rosters [youve no chance] or threaten all RMT staff with the sack or disiplinary action and get non RMT to cover there duties.? there are further meetings this month regarding this and other issues but some of the other unions have given notice that there quiting the partnership agreement[another joke again]
Last Edit: Jan 3, 2005 14:55:33 GMT -5 by hardleft