Elizabeth Line maintenance workers to take 24 hours strike action

Elizabeth Line maintenance workers to take 24 hours strike action

3 February 2023

RMT Press Office:

Maintenance workers on the Elizabeth Line will take 24 hours strike action tonight in a dispute over pay.

Workers taking part in the action are currently being paid significantly less than similar positions across the network.
Rail for London Infrastructure which employs the workers, has offered four per cent but workers at MTR – the outsourced part of the Elizabeth Line – received an 8.2 per cent increase this year and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) staff received nearly 10 per cent.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch congratulated members on taking action for the third time and said the union would not rest until they were justly rewarded for their efforts.
He said: "It cannot be right that maintenance staff doing essential work keeping the Elizabeth Line running are being short-changed.
"The employer must make a decent offer on pay that reflects the vital work our members perform in order to avoid future strike action."
All Rail for London Infrastructure members not to book on for any shifts that commence between 21:59 hours on Friday 3 February and 21:58 hours on Saturday 4 February 2023.

Rail for London (Infrastructure) (RfLI), a wholly owned TfL subsidiary, manages the infrastructure for the Crossrail Central Operating Section of the Elizabeth Line.

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