22 June 2011
Underground driver wins unfair dismissal tribunal
A driver on the London Underground (LU) has won a court case brought against his employer on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
Arwyn Thomas was sacked from his role with the LU following recent strike action and believed the fact he had been relieved from his duties was linked to his participation in trade union activity.
This resulted in Mr Arwyn receiving the full backing of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, with general secretary Bob Crow saying earlier this month that LU's "intransigence" had left the worker's colleagues with "no choice" but to opt for industrial action in protest.
Consequently, members of the RMT have already staged a brief strike and are scheduled to do so again next week.
However, it has emerged that Mr Arwyn has won his employment tribunal and Mr Crow stated that the RMT is hoping the LU "sticks to its word" and reinstates the man, the Press Association reports.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens