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  • "surely Crow means industrial inaction? Is it his mission in life to put as many people as possible on the dole? I hope, but don't expect the members to put crow in his place for once. They should remember that it's their jobs that he is gambling with in an effort to bolster his ego."
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Strike ballot held for Southampton port freight workers

Daily Echo: Southampton port freight workers balloted for strike action Southampton port freight workers balloted for strike action

TRANSPORT union members are to be balloted for strike action at Southampton port's main rail freight operator in a year long dispute over rosters and restructuring.

RMT union General Secretary Bob Crow said last night he was confident they would return a “massive yes vote” for industrial action at the depot in the city docks.

The ballot will open May 16 and close on May 30.

Freightliner has an 80 per cent market share of container rail freight at Southampton, transporting more than 1,000 containers out of the docks every day that would otherwise be taken by lorry.

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