30 June 2021
RMT Press Office:
RAIL UNION RMT said today that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley will be striking next month after a 100% vote for action this week.
The action will take place as follows.
Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:
• 06.00 hours on Wednesday 14th July 2021 until 05.59 hours on Thursday 15th July 2021
• 06.00 hours on Saturday 17th July 2021 until 05.59 hours on Monday 19th July 2021
• 06.00 hours Saturday 31st July 2021 until 05.59 hours on Sunday 1st August 2021
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said:
“This dispute is all about respect and justice in the workplace. A culture of bullying and harassment has been allowed to develop at Edinburgh Waverley which has led to a wholesale breakdown in industrial relations and our members are saying enough is enough.
“It's now down to Rail Gourmet to tackle these long running and deep-seated issues and ensure our members are no longer confronted with this toxic working environment.
“RMT remains available for talks.”