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    Vonnie wrote:
    Crow won't make this decision. The Union members will. It is loosely called democracy.
    A local disagreement is just an ember that can easily be fanned in to a flame by someone with an agenda. The larger the employer, the more distant the employee and the easier it is to wind them up to vote for something that might have just died a death if left alone."
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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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