1 December 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT takes its fight for pay justice for Caledonian Sleeper workers to operator Serco’s London office today.
RAIL UNION RMT is taking its fight for pay justice for Caledonian Sleeper workers directly to the franchise operator Serco’s London office today.
Like other transport workers, Caledonian Sleeper workers have been on the frontline throughout the pandemic, yet they continue to be denied a fair pay award.
The demonstration is taking place at 10.00am today, Wednesday 1st December, outside Serco’s offices at 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL.
General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“Today’s demonstration will send a clear message to multinational corporation Serco that it cannot continue to deny these key workers pay justice. These workers have kept vital rail links running throughout the pandemic and they deserve a pay award that recognises their commitment and the soaring cost of living.
"Caledonian Sleeper operator Serco recently announced its first interim dividend since 2014 and boasted of ‘stronger than expected recent trading’. The Caledonian Sleeper franchise continues to be fully funded by the Scottish Government under its Emergency Measures Agreement which also permits the payment of fees to Serco.
"Serco could easily fund a proper pay rise for these frontline workers but instead it has preferred to line the pockets of its private shareholders.
"Enough is enough. RMT is demanding pay justice for Caledonian Sleeper workers.”