Welders - Network Rail
RMT Circular No. IR0103/07: May 3 2007
Due to management’s insistence on forcing our members working as welders in the Liverpool, North Wales and Crewe areas to undertake training and skills that are above and beyond their terms and condition, a ballot for industrial action short of a strike was conducted of our relevant membership.
The ballot has now concluded and our members’ strength of feeling has been amply demonstrated by the result:
Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
Total votes cast 24
Number voting ‘YES’ 24
Number voting ‘NO’ 0
Spoilt papers 0
The GGC has considered the result and issued the following instruction:
“That we note that the ballot conducted for Action Short of Strike was unanimous for action and we instruct the General Secretary to inform the relevant member’s not to work overtime from the 4th May 2007 until further notice. Branches, Regional Councils to be informed and Network Rail advised of our availability for meaningful talks to resolve the dispute”.