Contracted out gate line staff to strike on Northern Rail

Contracted out gate line staff to strike on Northern Rail

23 May 2024

RMT Press Office:

Super-exploited workers at Northern Rail will take strike action on Friday 24 May and Saturday 8 June over poor pay and dreadful working conditions.

RMT members who are employed by Carlisle Support Services work at Northern Rail gate lines but are paid less than directly employed staff and cannot enter the company pension scheme or receive sick pay from their employer.
The contractor also does not recognise RMT for the purposes of collective bargaining.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "We cannot allow this injustice to continue which is why our members are taking more strike action this Friday and next month.
"Our members are the first to interact with the travelling public and if there is any abuse anti-social behaviour or assaults, they are on the receiving end.
"Yet they are treated as second class workers, doing shifts alongside directly employed Northern Rail station staff.
"All these workers want is to be treated equally and get the same pay and conditions as their colleagues in Northern Rail.
"RMT will continue our industrial campaign for as long as it takes to get justice for our members."

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