|Topic:||Tube drivers to vote on strike over colleague 'sacked for drinking on the job'|
|Posted by:||Leslie Wilson|
|This beggars belief:|
London Underground drivers could be going on strike after a worker was allegedly dismissed for drinking alcohol at work.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on the Northern Line are to be balloted in the coming weeks on whether to take industrial action.
Nigel Holness, London Underground’s Operations Director for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, said: “To ensure the safety of our customers we operate a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol at work.
“Anyone found to be in breach of this policy faces a disciplinary process and possible dismissal. Furthermore, our health and safety procedures are fully in line with medical standards and are representative of best practice in the rail industry.
“The RMT leadership has decided to ballot its members before the disciplinary process has been concluded and before any employment tribunal has been heard. This is in breach of its agreement with us to exhaust all processes, including ACAS, before balloting members in such cases. T
"The RMT leadership’s ballot will not influence our decision and will achieve nothing. Any strike action would simply lose its members pay.”
A spokesman for Transport for London said the disciplinary process is ongoing.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Tube drivers to vote on strike over colleague 'sacked for drinking on the job'||31/10/14 10:37:00||Leslie Wilson|
|Re:Tube drivers to vote on strike over colleague 'sacked for drinking on the job'||31/10/14 11:02:00||Vanessa Smith|
|Re:Re:Tube drivers to vote on strike over colleague 'sacked for drinking on the job'||31/10/14 11:50:00||Nigel Brooks|
|Re:Re:Re:Tube drivers to vote on strike over colleague 'sacked for drinking on the job'||31/10/14 15:41:00||Vanessa Smith|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Tube drivers to vote on strike over colleague 'sacked for drinking on the job'||31/10/14 16:53:00||Nigel Brooks|