Rail staff balloted over action

  peter99co 20:58 03 Dec 09
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Rail service staff are being balloted over strike action, which could see services over Christmas being disrupted.

Good timing is essential with these kind of things.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:12 03 Dec 09

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Mr Crowe loves his ballots, the RMT lads get balloted for strike action of some sort every year.

  gardener 22:36 03 Dec 09

Are they after a million pound bonus?

  Forum Editor 23:10 03 Dec 09

No, they're not. What a strange question.

  gardener 23:33 03 Dec 09

Sorry

  morddwyd 07:25 04 Dec 09

"Good timing is essential with these kind of things."

Of course it is.

If they decided to strike between 1.00am and 5.00am every day for the next week they're hardly likely to achieve the desired result are they?

  morddwyd 07:30 04 Dec 09

"Mr Crowe loves his ballots"

I doubt if he does - they involve the unions in a lot of expense. I am sure he would prefer the old system where strikes were just called by union leaders.

However, ballots are required by law to try and intrdduce some small sense of democracy into strike decisions (I make no claim as to whether they work!).

  ventanas 11:23 04 Dec 09

I deliberately refused to watch last weeks Have I Got News For You, simply because this piece of sub-humanity was on it.
This man is utterly repulsive both to look at and to listen to.
Maggie, where are you?

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