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Strike negotiations may still be needed after tribunal

Stroke negotiations may still be necessary after the decision of an employment tribunal.

23 June 2011

Strike negotiations may still be required between the government and London Underground (LU) workers despite the outcome of an employment tribunal.

It emerged yesterday (June 22nd) that Arwyn Thomas, a driver on the LU, had won his court case brought against his employer on the grounds of unfair dismissal after claiming he was sacked for merely being involved in trade union activity.

The firing of Mr Thomas resulted in the threat of strikes from his colleagues and, earlier this month, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) Bob Crow noted that the LU's decision had left its members with "no choice" but to resort to industrial action.

This resulted in small-scale strikes recently and it is as yet unclear as to whether the RMT will press ahead with plans for more action next week in light of this tribunal decision against the LU.

Mr Crow commented: "We are now asking them to do is stick to their word and get Arwyn back to work."

Posted by Ron Maverick
 

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