20 August 2015
Rail Gourmet (Eurostar Contract)
Our Ref: HC/14/2
20th August 2015
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT)
RMT CALLS 48 HOURS STRIKE ACTION – NEW DATES LISTED BELOW
Further to my letter dated the 18th August 2015 with regards to the above matter and where I notified you of the strike action. Please be advised, that urgent discussions have been held with your Senior Union Representatives to discuss the industrial action in this dispute.
Your Union Representatives have indicated that our members are angered by the company’s derisory pay offer and that the only way to fight back against the company’s shocking attitude towards them is to withdraw their labour for 48 hours. Therefore, the 24 hour strike action called on Tuesday 25th August 2015 is now cancelled and all affected members should work normally on this date.
Your union’s Executive Committee has considered the views of our Senior Union Representatives and has taken the decision to call on all our Rail Gourmet members on the Eurostar Contract to take strike action as listed below:
All affected members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between the hours of:-
• 18.59 hours on Thursday 27th August 2015 and 18.58 hours on Saturday 29th August 2015
The RMT are demanding that Rail Gourmet return to negotiations with a view to tabling an offer which represents a significant increase to your pay and improvements to your terms and conditions. I urge you to continue the magnificent support and solidarity with your colleagues in this dispute.
UNITY IS STRENGTH
SUPPORT THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION