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London Midland: Driver Manager and Conductor Manager ballot for industrial action

14 November 2011

With no acceptable pay and conditions offer on the table, management grades are balloting for action.

Driver Managers and Conductor Managers are being balloted for industrial action over the Company’s failure to make an acceptable offer on their pay and conditions.

Yet again, all of our management members are paying the price for other grade groups to receive a much better pay settlement than them. This now seems common practice from London Midland and until such time as ALL management staff are prepared to stand up and defend their pay and conditions they will carry on treating you as second class citizens.

Driver Managers and Conductor Managers however have taken that step to defend their pay, conditions and jobs. The Company seems to have shown yet again just how much they value some staff (Drivers and Conductors) over and above their managers, who they claim at the same time to be so valuable and key to the business. What an amazing statement to make whilst at the same time not protecting pay differentials between those grades of staff.

We have tried to reach a resolution with the Company, but to no avail. Our Driver and Conductor managers have recently taken part in a referendum ballot, which resulted in our members voting overwhelmingly for industrial action. All our members want is to be treated no less favourably than those who they manage and for the Company to actually show how much they are valued.

If you require any further information on the contents of this circular please contact the TSSA reps dealing with this matter (Steve Hewitt and Colin Mytton) in the first instance. Please also discuss the contents of this circular with your colleagues, and encourage any non-members to join. The more members we have, the stronger our negotiating position becomes. Membership application forms can be obtained from your TSSA reps. Alternatively, call the membership hotline on 020 7529 8018 or join on-line.

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