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RMT calls on Heathrow Express to attend strike negotiations

Heathrow Express has been urged to attend strike negotiations.

21 April 2011

The National Union of Rail, maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has called on Heathrow Express to attend strike negotiations.

It announced it had rejected an offer made by the company concerning pay up until the end of 2012 as "unsatisfactory".

As such, the union also revealed it had served its members with notice of a forthcoming ballot on whether to enact industrial action over the matter.

Commenting on the issue, general secretary for the RMT Bob Crow claimed this move was prompted by a contentious offer made by Heathrow Express.

"[The company has] tabled a pay offer for this year and for 2012 which is loaded with strings and which fails to meet our members' demands for a fair deal taking them through the Olympics period," he said.

Crow went on to state that the initiative now rests with Heathrow Express and urged the organisation to come back with a fair proposal, which "properly rewards" the work of members in delivering the "successful and highly-profitable" service.

Earlier in the month, the RMT announced it would be balloting members on the issue of strikes regarding the treatment of two activists, who were sacked from their roles at London Underground.

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