21 December 2022
RMT Press Office:
Eurostar security staff cancel strike action following an improved offer.
Strike action by RMT members working on the Eurostar security contract for Mitie tomorrow (December 22) has been called off after the company made an improved pay offer of over 10 per cent and an uplift of nearly 30 per cent for the lowest paid.
The union has also secured guaranteed hours on permanent shift patterns and employees who work flexibly will be offered choices which suit their individual requirements. The new deal includes an uplift of 10.3 per cent including back pay and a 28.89 per cent increase for the lowest paid staff.
The company has also agreed to looking at the discretionary sick pay policy clause to ensure employees have a review before any decision is made on whether it is payable.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch congratulated members for being steadfast in pursuit of a decent pay increase and improved conditions.
“These workers have fought hard for an improvement in the offer and succeeded,” he said.