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RMT calls on London Underground to attend strike negotiations

London Underground has been called on to attend strike negotiations.

09 May 2011

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) has called on London Underground to attend strike negotiations.

It urged the organisation to meet and initiate union bargaining following the victory of driver Eamonn Lynch in an employment tribunal case for unfair dismissal on the grounds of trade union activities.

General secretary of the RMT Bob Crow welcomed the victory and called for an "immediate" meeting with London Underground to discuss the case of Arwyn Thomas, whose sacking prompted the organisation to strike.

"There is now an urgent need for London Underground to meet with the RMT to set out a plan … that can avoid plunging London in to two blocks of strike action that everyone knows will lead to massive disruption," he said.

Mr Crow went on to state that "justice has been done" and reiterated the need to communicate with London Underground to finalise a deal.

Last week, London Mayor Boris Johnson branded the coalition "lily-livered" for failing to combat the walkouts, scheduled by tube drivers in the near future.
 

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