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RMT announces West of Scotland Signalling Centre strikes

RMT workers at the West of Scotland Signalling Centre are to strike.

08 February 2012

Strike negotiation strategies could be used by the West of Scotland Signalling Centre, as the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has confirmed it is to hold two 24 hour strikes at the location.

These relate to a dispute regarding career progression and an alleged failure by the management to make any progress in settling this issue.

RMT members have been asked to avoid booking any shifts at the centre between 05:59 GMT on February 14th and 05:58 on February 15th and between the same times on March 2nd and 3rd.

The union argued the site's management has refused to adhere to an agreement wherein the senior general purpose relief is put into resident posts when they become vacant.

In a ballot of union members, 26 people voted to support the strike and 6 balloted against it, with no papers spoilt.

"RMT has tried to reach a negotiated settlement to this unilateral ripping-up of a local arrangement but unfortunately the management have refused to see sense," general secretary of the organisation Bob Crow declared.

Posted by David Gleck

Source: RMT press release, February 8th

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