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    southy wrote:
    freefinker wrote:
    southy wrote:
    freefinker wrote:
    freemantlegirl2 wrote:
    loosehead wrote:
    Oh! well more lorries on the road goodbye freightliner jobs.
    can people really sacrifice the jobs they have especially when other container ports are up & running & in direct competition with Southampton?
    Think you'll find that Freightliner operate in Tilbury, Felixstowe, Thamesport too!
    .. see where you are coming from but just checked the RMT website and this dispute is local to Southampton - not national.
    Its National freefinker the dispute started Felixstowe, I known about this for about a Mth now, its just that Southampton wants to apply the pressure first to get managerment to the Table, and yes I know what the web site says, but its different to what the RMT news paper says, (if you want to read the RMT news paper try the Wheel Tappers and Shunters Social Club in Eastleigh, not sure what its called now)
    .. think I'd rather believe the official RMT website than go on some wild goose-chase to obscure club in an out of the way place to find an even more obscure publication which may or may not confirm what the notoriously inaccurate southy tells us all is the truth.
    Web sites can be altered by hackers and there is plently of them out there that will do that, the RMT news paper is printed and publish by the RMT (its a Union News Paper), and its not out of the way place it not to far away from the train station.
    Its just that you do not want to learn the truth.

    Oh on a different note the Oceanography as a film off a rare jelly fish "Deepstaria enigmatica" just came in a day or two ago from a drilling rig of the coast of south america, meant to be the largest jelly fish in the world.
    If the RMT site has been hacked as you say, I think we should all go out on strike in protest.
    The Wheel Tappers and Shunters Club could be campaign headquarters!!!!"
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Strike ballot held for Southampton port freight workers

Strike ballot held for Southampton port freight workers

Southampton port freight workers balloted for strike action

Southampton port freight workers balloted for strike action

First published in Southampton

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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