In a week full of strike threats from the RMT, this morning they announced that members have voted ‘overwhelmingly for action in a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike on Heathrow Express in a dispute over pay’.
Their members voted in the vast majority for strike action this morning.
The RMT has rejected an offer from the company for the two years up to the end of 2012 as ‘unsatisfactory’ .
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:
“Heathrow Express have tabled a pay offer for this year and for 2012 which is loaded with strings and which fails to meet our members demands for a fair deal taking them through the Olympics period.
“As a result our members have now voted by a massive margin for action.
“It is now down to the company to come back to us with a proposal that properly rewards our members for the hard work they put in to delivering the successful and highly-profitable Heathrow Express service.”