Cleaners on Avanti West Coast to strike Friday

Cleaners on Avanti West Coast to strike Friday

22 September 2022

RMT Press Office:

RMT members in cleaning grades on Avanti West Coast services will take 24 hours of strike action this Friday in a row over low wages and sick pay.

Atalian Servest runs the contract and is refusing the union's reasonable demands for a decent wage rise and sick pay for hard working cleaners.

Currently cleaners on the contract receive as little as £9.90 an hour and no company sick pay. 

This despite Atalian Servest paid over £15 million in dividends to its French owners in 2020/21.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Cleaners have rightly been hailed as heroes and key workers during the Covid pandemic.

"Yet our members are languishing on poverty wages while the company they work for rakes in the revenues for shareholders.

"RMT is calling time on all cleaning contractors who exploit their staff, and we are stepping up to the plate to take firm action in defence of these key railway workers."


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Details of picket lines on Friday are as follows: 

*CREWE - 08.30 till 13.00 meet top of the “horse landing” near Crewe Station main entrance
*CARLISLE - 08.30 - 13.00 - Meet outside the front of Carlisle Citadel Station
*PRESTON - 10.00 - 13.00 - Meet at the top of the approach to Preston Station
*GLASGOW CENTRAL - 10.00 - 12.00 - Meet at the front - Main Entrance to Glasgow Central Station
*WOLVERHAMPTON OXLEY - 19.00 - 21.30 - Meet at the Entrance to Alstom’s Oxley TrainCare Depot, off Jones Road, Wolverhampton WV10 6JQ
*LIVERPOOL EDGE HILL - 21.00 - 22.30 - Meet Outside the entrance to Alstom’s Edgehill Traincare Depot, Liverpool
*MANCHESTER PICCADILLY - 08.00 - 12.00 - Meet at the bottom of Station Approach To Manchester Piccadilly.
*MANCHESTER LONGSIGHT - 20.00 - 22.00 - Meet Near the entrance to Alstom’s Manchester Longsight TrainCare Depot
*BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET - 09.00 - 12.00 - Meet Outside the Navigation Street Entrance to Birmingham New Street Station
*LONDON EUSTON - 09.00 - 13.00 Meet at the Eversholt Street entrance to London Euston Station


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