Monday, 23 January 2012
The Ballot Is Here and NG Bailey Are In Our Sights
The re ballot of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services has finally arrived.
BBES were notified of the strike ballot on Thursday 12th January.
On Friday 13th January, BBES lodged a complaint about discrepancies in the ballot.
Thursday 19th January, the ballot papers go out to over 800 of the BBES workforce.
Roughly 70% of the BBES workforce are to be balloted.
The result of this ballot will prove that the BBES propaganda being printed by the construction websites is exactly that.
The LARGE MAJORITY of workers DO NOT want BESNA and have only signed due to the THREAT of being DISMISSED if they did not sign.
The ballot result will be announced on Thursday 2nd February.
On Saturday 4th February, there is a National RnF meeting at the Carrs Lane Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7SX. 1pm-4pm to discuss the next steps and actions when the Strike dates are announced.
Thursday 9th February, should be the first day of OFFICIAL Strike Action.
The vote for strike action was 81.6% last time. I am predicting an even greater percentage for the YES vote this time round.
Once this result is in then Spie and NG Bailey will be next on the Ballot list
At the National Meeting it was decided that this week would be NG Bailey week.
SO, Scotland decided to do it with style and are holding FIVE protests this week.
Monday 23rd – Morrisons, Gallowgate, Glasgow at 7.30am then on to head office in Bellshill.
Tuesday 24th – Gore Tex factory, Livingston at 7.15am.
Wednesday 25th – Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh at 7.15am.
Friday 27th – Aberdeen Royal Infirmary at 7.15am.
Saturday 28th – Demonstration and Rally, Glasgow City Centre, John Smith House at 10am.
In London we are going for Kings Cross Station, Platform 9/10 on Wednesday 25th at 6:45am
In Manchester, they are returning to the Town Hall site where NG Bailey are at 7am
On top of all this there are still more protests and meetings up and down the country:
London - Conway Hall, Holburn, London - 6:30pm
Cardiff - Demo - Llandough Hospital, Spie Matthew Hall - 7am
East Coast - Lincolnshire - 7am