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London Midland managers in strike ballot

15 November 2011

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

London Midland rail travellers face travel disruption next month after managers began a strike ballot in a pay row.

Over 30 key managers are threatening to walk out in protest at a below inflation offer of 3.5% while drivers and other staff have all been given inflation proof rises for the next three years.

Manuel Cortes, deputy leader of the TSSA rail union, said:

"It is totally unfair to offer one group of staff an offer well below the current RPI of 5.5% while guaranteeing other staff that they will be protected against inflation for the next three years.

"It is divisive and our members will not tolerate this situation."

The ballot closes on November 28 and the union will have to give management 7 days notice of any subsequent industrial action, including action short of a total strike.

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