The people who clean stations for Network Rail, doing some of the dirtiest work in the rail industry, are currently paid below the real Living Wage.
Rail Union RMT said today (October 11, 2019) that it has secured a massive victory in the fight against poverty pay on the railway after outsourcing company Mitie caved in and agreed to pay the Living Wage on its Network Rail contract in the teeth of a major national campaign by the union.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“This is a massive victory in the fight to eliminate the evil of low pay on the railway and I want to congratulate the RMT members and organisers whose hard work and relentless campaigning has delivered it. We will now be pressing the company for full recognition and to address our wider agenda on working conditions. This is just the start.
“RMT is also sending out a warning to companies like Carlisle on Northern Rail who refuse to pay the Living Wage. We are coming for you next and when it comes to ending poverty pay in the Rail Industry there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide when RMT is on the case.”