Branch Secretary :

St Mungos ballot result

St Mungos members:


Thank you to everyone who returned their ballot paper. 


78% of you voted in  favour of strike action.  This is a very strong indication of how important this dispute is to you. 


In order to take lawful industrial action, 50% of members who are balloted have to return their ballot papers.  Our ballot turnout was 49.8%. Unfortunately we missed this requirement by 1 person


In the week before the ballot closed, we had 28 requests from members for a duplicate ballot paper and 17 new members join the Union.  Many of these members were not able to have their vote counted because of time constraints. 


The issues in dispute for which you voted to take industrial action are still not resolved.  Senior management have consistently refused to move on any of the issues and therefore, it is the view of your representatives that the only way to bring senior management back to the table is to re-ballot.  


If we do re-ballot, we need everyone to understand the importance of voting, and voting early. 


A meeting has been arranged  to discuss this with you on  Wednesday 18 September at 6pm, Boardroom, 33 -37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB.  Nearest stations: Angel/Old Street/Barbican.  


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