Signalling Our Strength

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 26/01/2010 - 16:21,

A stonkingly high Yes vote for industrial action has shown that signal technicians are well up for a fight against management's attempts to impose new, anti-social rosters.

The point about these rosters is not just a few minutes here or there or about some technicalities, but about an issue at the heart of our working lives - does work fit in with our lives, or must we fit our lives round our work? This fightback is about insisting that employers can not simply move us around like pawns, that we will stick up for our humanity, our right to a life outside work.

With such a solid mandate, Tubeworker looks forward to a combination of both strikes and action short. This will enable us to use our imaginations and think strategically, something that is all too often lacking in union campaigns.

Crucially, this dispute must be steered by the rank-and-file members involved. Experience tells us that when this is the case, we have a much better chance of winning.

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