The RMT have been in discussions with VGC regarding fair pay and treatment for the Works Train Controllers working on the Cross Rail Contract at Plumstead.
These staff were in some cases employed as Machine Controllers and have seen a huge increase in their work and associated responsibility. However, there has been no associated increase in pay and that is not acceptable to our members. Of the 26 members of staff, all of them have joined the RMT and are standing together firmly to push for a significant increase in pay.
Further talks are planned to take place soon and we hope that a negotiated settlement can be reached. However, if it cannot, then we urge our members to return their ballot papers with a resounding YES vote.
Ballot papers will be posted on Tuesday 21st November 2017 and the closing date for the ballot is Wednesday 6th December 2017.
If any member does not receive their voting paper, or knows of a colleague who has not received it, please call the freephone helpline on 0800 376 3706, RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail [email protected] to request a replacement.