VGC Works Train Controller members to be balloted for strike action

We note the report from the Lead Officer along with correspondence from LU Engineering Branch regarding the Work Train Controller members on the VGC Crossrail Project whose rate of pay is approximately half that of other grades.

Despite this matter being raised as a collective grievance, the rate of pay has not been corrected and the Lead Officer has requested a dispute situation and ballot for industrial action over this matter.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to advise the company we are now in dispute and immediately ballot the VGC Works Train Controller Members at Plumstead for Industrial Action in the form of strike action which is to take place at any time during the 6 months following the close of the ballot.

We remain available for talks with the company.

Members to be advised by email and text.

LU Engineering Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.