4 comments on “Metrolink Managers’ loose talk may close Manchester Trams and cost Millions

  1. what an irresponsible attitude for the President of a Trade Union to take. Work to rule in furtherance of a pay claim is a strike and should only be as a last resort. Does Mr bone seriously consider himself smarter and bolder the the Unite leadership. When i look at his salary and membership maybe his members should be asking am I in right union

    • We agree that a strike should only be as a last resort, however someone deciding not to work a rest day cannot possibly be considered as ‘Striking’ and those managers have indicated that if all employees asserted their contractual rights to their rest days then system would grind to a halt.

      • Any action in futherance of a dispute is considered to be industrial action and would require a ballot to be considered legal. I’m assuming that Unite has signed a wage deal with employer and could only renegotiate when it is up for renewal. They aint gonna jump the gun and be branded irresponsible just cos Eddie B. tells em to.
        W.of E should be concentrating on fighting management and not driving wedge between workers . I wont be renewing my CEP membership if this is what he’s really like.

      • if all employees decide to take there rest days cos they was tired? then yes but if union tell them to it is ” illegal “. You need to tell Robin to brush up on Employment law

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