London Overground revenue protection staff to strike over bullying claims

London Overground Train at Hampstead Heath Station
The union says members are frustrated that bullying complaints have 'not been adequately dealt with'. Credit: PA

Railway revenue protection officers working on the London Overground have voted to strike in a dispute over issues including claims of bullying. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Arriva Rail London backed industrial action by 82% in a ballot.

The union said workers have become frustrated that a collective grievance into bullying has not been adequately dealt with. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a fantastic result, and our members feel strongly that justice has not been done in their workplace.

“It is clear that Arriva Rail London management has failed to follow the right workplace procedures and they should now heed the strong feelings of their staff. “However, if they fail to listen, then it is inevitable that revenue protection staff will take strike action on Arriva Rail London until there is a satisfactory resolution.”

Strike action will affect stations at Chingford, Enfield Town, Gospel Oak, Surrey Quays and Willesden Junction.

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