City Cruises Thames river workers to strike

City Cruises Thames river workers to strike

21 August 2015

RMT Press Office

City Cruises Thames river workers to strike in fight over pay and conditions

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that staff working for City Cruises, one of the major players in transportation on the River Thames, will strike next week on Thursday 27th August between 07:00 hours and 20:00 hours in a fight for pay and workplace justice. That strike will be followed by further action on Friday 4th September and Saturday 5th September – again between 07:00 hours and 20.00 hours.
Workers at the high-profile company have been organised by RMT and recently vote by 100% for action.
The City Cruises services are often touted as an alternative to London Underground services during industrial action.  The action next week coincides with a second 24 hour tube strike.
The company runs services along the river from Greenwich to Westminster.
 RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“The City Cruises workforce have been getting a raw deal on pay and conditions from this high-profile company for far too long. They are now organised and represented by RMT and have shown through their 100% vote for action that they are determined to fight for workplace justice.
“All efforts through negotiations to get a sensible offer out of City Cruises have failed and the staff now have no option but to take strike action.
“RMT remains available for talks.”

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