RMT has begun balloting Revenue Control Inspectors (RCIs) across London Underground, for strikes and action-short-of-strikes, in a ballot that closes on 20 February.
RCIs are defending their jobs against a restructure that will see a two-tier workforce created in revenue, with a new "Revenue Control Officer" grade imposed, paid £33k, almost £20k less than existing RCIs. LU also plans for new "Transport Safety Enforcement Officers" (TSEOs), who will be employed by TfL rather than LU, and paid £27k to work on LU stations. The long-term dangers are clear: RCIs will be phased out, and revenue work will be carried out exclusively by RCOs and TSEOs.
A strong yes vote, and solid action, could throw a spanner in LU's plans. Vote yes for strikes and action-short!