12 August 2014
RMT Press Office
RMT cleaners working for ISS on the East Coast contract are to strike again later this week in an their continuing fight for pay justice.
The ISS workers have been battling for decent levels of pay in a long running campaign, with the wealthy company refusing to grant any increase since 2011, a position the union has described as "simply disgraceful and based on nothing but pure greed."
Following rock solid strike action the length of the contract last week RMT has confirmed that there will be a further strike starting at 00:01 hours on Friday 15th August 2014 and ending at 23:59 on Saturday 16th August 2014 as the pressure is ratcheted up to force ISS to end the scandal of poverty pay.
Picket lines will be mounted at stations along the route as RMT takes its campaign for a fair deal on pay and working conditions for the ISS cleaners direct to the passengers who use the East Coast services.
RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said;
"It is outrageous that ISS are refusing to take the matter of fair pay increases and improvements to terms and conditions seriously. To have had no pay rise since 2011 is a disgrace while this wealthy global company makes huge profits on the back of pure exploitation of the workforce.
“It appears that their arrogance knows no bounds as their attitude has been to cancel meetings that are in place to address these issues at a moment’s notice and expect the workers and their union to meekly accept this. Last week’s rock solid action is a measure of our members determination to secure pay justice and the ball is now in ISS 's court as RMT’s campaign continues."