28 February 2019
RMT Press Office
Freightliner staff to strike on 15th March in on-going fight over pension scheme
Rail union RMT has confirmed members working for Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd will be taking strike action on Friday 15th March.
Members have given an overwhelming mandate to support strike action in defence of their pension scheme as it currently operates.
The union is calling for the company to commit to maintaining the current scheme and honour past promises made to members to keep the scheme intact.
Members working for Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:
00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 15th March 2019
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Our members at Freightliner have delivered an overwhelming mandate to defend their valuable pension scheme as it currently operates.
“Freightliner needs to come to its senses and commit to maintaining the scheme and honouring previous promises it has made to our members.
“RMT remains available for genuine talks.”