Disciplinary Issue Resolved at Northumberland Park Depot

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow to RMT Fleet members at Northumberland Park depot:

Dear Colleagues,

I write to advise you that the ballot for industrial action has now been suspended as an agreement has now been reached on this matter. As you will recall three of your colleagues were being disciplined following allegations that they breached LUL (TFL) Internet and Email policy back in 2008 and faced serious sanctions. Your Union argued that as TFL were not the employer at the time and due to the timescale involved it was unreasonable to go down this route.

I can now report that the outcome of the disciplinary process was that our members were issued with 52-week warnings to run from the date of the alleged offence, which was in 2008. This means that they are already spent warnings and common sense has prevailed as the threat of further sanctions have now been lifted. I have no doubt that the threat of industrial action and the fact that you all stood firm in support of your colleagues has ensured that this dispute has now been brought to a satisfactory conclusion. Once again I would like to thank you for all your support.

Yours Sincerely

Bob Crow
General Secretary