Gateline workers to take strike action

Gateline workers to take strike action

15 March 2024

Contracted out gateline workers at Northern will take strike action on Saturday in a dispute over pay, union recognition and working conditions.

RMT members working for Carlisle Support Services on the Northern contract will set up picket lines  in Manchester, Leeds and Wigan.

The strike action will start on Saturday at 12.01am and finish 11.59pm the same day. 

Among the demands of workers is the ending of zero hours contracts and the removal of the Timegate app which has failed to accurately calculate pay and leave allowance.

Carlisle Support Services who runs the contract for gateline workers at Northern do not provide sick pay, holiday pay and provide significantly lower wages to their staff compared with the rest of Northern.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Our members are once again taking strike action against a company who has shown no regard for their staff and is not willing to settle this dispute.

"We will continue our industrial campaign until we can reach a negotiated settlement.

"Ultimately the only long term solution is to end contracting out and bring the gateline contract back in house with all the benefits of direct employment from Northern."



For picket line details click here. 

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